Released: 2017 Label: Unsigned Website: YouTube
Released: January 28, 2018 Label: Unsigned Website: www.facebook.com/AccostalMetal / www.accostal.bandcamp.com
This band had me at their name, “Accostal” – a simple, wicked name that seemed to entirely sum up the band’s identity. However, not judging a book by its cover (or a band by its name), I clicked into their track with eagerness. What were the Calgary born melodic thrashers all about?
Unsurprisingly, their brand-new single “I Rule The World” (released January 2018) left me intrigued and impressed. Joe Daley’s vocals felt like a cross between James Hetfield and Rob Halford – that mixed with the harsher, modern-esque guttural vocals tracking in the background gave the song a cross-generational feel. Layer some sick melodic guitar riffage behind that, pair it with drum and bass lines that don’t hold back, and you’ve got yourself a band on the rise.
It’s no shock that they’ve earned themselves a slot competing in the Western Canada Wacken Metal Battles – they play in Calgary on Febuary 10th. Check out their new single and go watch them play - you’ll definitely be accosted by Accostal.
“Unbreakable” comes in like gang busters from the very first note. The senses become infused with the haunting darkness that wants to possess your ears, and it demands your soul. I am captivated with every bass and drum beat which becomes intertangled with strong feminine vocals that speaks directly to me. Women have always faced challenges in any industry, let alone the metal genre, and yet here we are with the band Syryn featuring Sloan Voxx on vocals and their war cry for anyone needing that justifiable push towards righteousness on their own behalf or others. The guitars are sweet, fast, precise and impressively very Iron Maiden-ish.
Overall, the entire musicianship impressed me. I actually got goosebumps listening to “Unbreakable.” This band reinforces the notion that metal talent is alive and well in Calgary, AB with bands like Syryn on the scene. I for one am excited and looking forward to listening to their upcoming EP or album in the near future.
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