First Reaction: Phinehas 'Till The End'
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:43:36
Los Angeles metal-ers with faith turn out a groundbreaking new album for Artery Recordings.
Phinehas captivate for a myriad of reasons. The Los Angeles outfit—Sean McCulloch [vocals], Daniel Gailey [guitar], Bryce Kelley [bass], and Lee Humerian [drums]—infuse a poignant message into metal with their forthcoming new album Till The End [Artery Recordings] out July 10, 2015. Our First Reaction to the record is that it's a thought-provoking and powerful metallic opus with much to ponder. As a result, it's not only the best gateway into the group's world, but one of the year's finest heavy offerings.
In case you're unfamiliar, the group caught a lot of fire in 2011 with the phenomenal thegodmachine. They toured on ton, dropped a lot of mind-blowing riffs and solos, and won over a rather diehard fan base. The record helped them carve out the perfect framework to eventually launch Till The End. The group doesn't hide their faith or their message, which in this genre, is always refreshing. In fact, it makes you want to listen closer. The most metal thing of all is owning exactly who you are, regardless of what anyone thinks. The ironic thing is that this "rebel mentality" often ends up having the reverse effect with your traditional heavy music heads becoming just as demanding and conventional as the outside world they're supposedly railing against. If there are rebels in the scene right now, it's these boys, but they do it the right way.
Listen to "Dead Choir"