something wicked is brewing in the state of Denmark. The very polite letter that
accompanied the three-track promo CD from Slay The Shepherd states that the band
needs a label, because they need backing for touring and recording the rest of
the material they have ready.
Guys, don't wait for a label deal. Labels aren't what they used to be, and
you're going to do all the work (and most likely the financing) yourself anyway.
Record the rest of the album, and THEN you get a deal of sorts.
And record the material this young band definitely should. If the three songs
presented on 'Rise of the Antagonist' are representative of the rest of the
material Slay The Shepherd has in store for us, then Denmark can look forward to
welcoming a new band that doesn't sound exactly like the other bands on the
If you picture a combination of Lamb Of God and Exhorder, then you're pretty
much there. LOG because it's brutal thrash with surprising little snippets of
melodic riffing, Exhorder because of singer Adel's handling of the vocals.
I know that three well-wrought songs rarely form the whole picture, but this
sounds extremely promising! Looking forward to hearing more!