October 6, 2016
Italy’s Tytus create NWOTHM that owes as much of its sound to the proto-metal bands of the ’70s as it does to the metal giants of the ’80s. Blazing-fast harmonized guitar passages are juxtaposed with dark passages and psych elements. The vocals take center stage on this record; aggressive and commanding. The vocal harmonies are utilized to great effect as well for a full, rich sound.
Tytus’ broad base of influences gives their music a modern sound that is difficult to easily categorize. They shift seamlessly from early NWOBHM, to proggy arena rock, to bluesy stomp, and even into punkier territory. The musicianship is fantastic throughout, and the instrumentation is always complimentary. You can tell this is a band with a unified vision for their sound, even though that sound is far-ranging.
Simply put, this is a great rock n’ roll record with a classic vibe. Recommended.
Standout Tracks: “White Lines” “Inland View”