Power of Metal.dk Review

A Sound of Thunder
Out of the Darkness
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 27 March, 2012
Playing time: 61:37

Female-fronted traditional metal band from the U.S.’s capital, A Sound Of Thunder, play a brand of timeless metal in the likes of Black Sabbath, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow and Ozzy Osbourne. The band is also steeped in European power metal influences (due to singer Nina Osegueda’s influences) by way of Hammerfall and Primal Fear.
On Out of the Darkness, the band’s sophomore full-length release, Osegueda’s vocals possess an edgy attitude while still remaining melodious. Her voice is a combination of Ronnie James Dio, Ann Boleyn of Hellion and Veronica Freeman of Benedictum.
The songwriting and lyrics are pretty solid and interesting. The subject matter is Sci-Fi based, or historical (“Calat Alhambra”) and the song structures are well-crafted. There’s also plenty of ripping and well-thought out guitar solos — both technical and melodic.
Raven frontman John Gallagher makes an appearance on the album’s title track for a duet with Nina. The pitch and range of the song works well for both singers.
Out of the Darkness is a pretty good new release from a band steeped in old school traditional metal who display their own talent and flair for the genre. It’s worth giving this lady and gents a try.

01. The Day I Die                       
02. The Night Witch                     
03. Kill That Bitch                           
04. Murderous Horde                        
05. A Sound of Thunder                 
06. Out of the Darkness                   
07. Calat Alhambra                              
08. Fight Until the End                      
09. This Too Shall Pass     
10. Discovery
Label: Nightmare Records
Distribution: Nightmare Records
Reviewed by: Kelley Simms
Date: 1 March, 2012
Website: www.asoundofthunder.com