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Power metal’s glorious sound gets nastier than usual thanks to Seven Witches, whose traditional metal treatment is laden with thick grooves, fierce vocals, and menacing guitar work coinciding with the genre’s signature galloping rhythms and vocal shrills. “Sunnydale High” methodically pounds as a mid-paced metal anthem while Billy Idol’s “Flesh for Fantasy” gets the horn handed exposition courtesy of Jack Frost and company. Picking up on European metal’s larger than life aura and combining it with some badass American attitude, AMPED welcomes ex-members of New Jersey’s Non-Fiction with a swift kick to the head and a nod to bands like Judas Priest and Iced Earth in tow.
- Mike SOS