STORM THE CASTLE
THE FREE OF CHARGE DEMO
Arkansas trio Storm the Castle want to put the fun back into metal according to their press release, and judging by their five-track demo, that means throw in a slew of Iron Maiden-esque guitar runs and sneak a couple of AC/DC riffs in for good measure. With dead-on double guitars ("Lost in the Goddamazon") and a fiery vocal delivery that, while is discernibly non-metal, gets the job done, Storm the Castle is much more metal than they let on. Heavily leaning on the NWOBHM and relying on the progressive a la Rush meets Voivod to hammer their points home, these guys obviously know their way around the fretboards and aren't afraid to go down roads reserved for the absurd. Undaunted and daring, if you dig Primus, Zappa, and Judas Priest, you're gonna freak on this one.