Absolute EP

Written by: PP on 04/06/2011 03:05:47

Terrorway are from a rather unusual place for metal to originate from: a small town on the island of Sardinia, Italy. The band classifies itself as "modern aggressive metal", a term which we'll return to shortly, and "Absolute EP" is their very first offering as a band, so don't expect anything groundbreaking just yet.

Earthshaking, however, is a good term to associate with Terrorway, because 'modern aggressive metal' in their book, it seems, translates into dense, extremely heavy and punishing brand of metal, one that certainly draws influence from the likes of Lamb Of God, the grooves of Pantera, and the all-out aggression of newer material by The Haunted. Occasionally, the band twists and turns their guitars in a similar manner as Meshuggah, resulting in semi-hypnotic passages that repeat themselves before progressively building into yet another mammoth outburst of exceptionally dense metal.

But while Terrorway are good at making things sound heavy and crushing, they do lack significantly in the songwriting department. Aside from "Her Last Breath", the songs don't own enough of an identity to strike out, and rather feel like exercises in placing your skull underneath a ten tonne truck for few minutes at once. For their future efforts, this is something they need to iron out: either go all out on a brutal metal fest for another EP's worth of songs, or perhaps steer more clearly in the direction of Meshuggah and go more progressive. Either way, they have a long way to go as of yet.

Download: Her Last Breath
For the fans of: Meshuggah, Lamb Of God, Pantera, The Haunted
Listen: Myspace

Release date 05.11.2010

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