Act Of Defiance - Old Scars, New Wounds album
Old Scars, New Wounds (2017) by Act of Defiance. Labels: Metal Blade Records. Genres: Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal. A Members: Henry Derek Bonner, Chris Broderick, Matthew Bachand, Shawn Drover. Old Scars, New Wounds. Album (Studio full-length).
Album · 2017 · 11 Songs. On their second album, Act of Defiance temper angry staccato riffing and scorching guitar solos with somber acoustic intros and melodic choruses for a slick, contemporary take on one of metal’s longest-standing subgenres. Old Scars, New Wounds Act of Defiance. Listen on Apple Music.
Old Scars, New Wounds branches out of Thrash Metal territory to work with elements of Death Metal, while at other times maintaining some more mainstream Metal sounds. Where there are moments of genius in this blending, other tracks come off as generic and uninspiring. The album kicks off with ‘. immediately introducing Broderick’s heavy riffs and Drover’s pounding drums, reminding us exactly who we’re dealing with here and leading into a fast-paced and hard-edged track. Overall, Act of Defiance bring some killer tracks on Old Scars, New Wounds, though the album suffers with some tracks lacking originality. There is a sound to be found here, and one can hope that Act of Defiance will continue to refine their work and embrace the elements that have worked best. With that promise, we may see a third album that really causes a stir.
Returning with the crushing Old Scars, New Wounds, they have only upped the stakes. Act Of Defiance is built around the idea of writing and composing the way we want without any other influences on the music, and if people don’t like it, that’s fine, guitarist Chris Broderick states plainly. Drummer Shawn Drover agrees. We don’t write to please a certain musical demographic or try to sound like another trendy band at the moment.
On "Old Scars, New Wounds", ACT OF DEFIANCE has upped the ante. Each of the eleven new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old - and there aren't many contemporary bands who can make such a claim. Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, "Old Scars, New Wounds" is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor, which was written solely by Broderick and Drover prior to recruiting Bachand and Derek
On Old Scars, New Wounds, Act Of Defiance has upped the ante. Each of the 11 new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old – and there aren’t many contemporary bands who can make such a claim. Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, Old Scars, New Wounds is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor
02. Molten Core 03. Overexposure 04. The Talisman 05. Lullaby of Vengeance 06.
Two years after the fact, Old Scars, New Wounds sees old flaws being redressed to an extent, and a new focus coming into being. Generally speaking, the stylistic quirks that typified this band’s debut remain unchanged, but the execution has taken a noticeable uptick. This isn’t a bad album, and will probably play well to fans of Shadows Fall, as well as stalwart fans of the more modern side of the thrash equation that likely complained of Megadeth’s output following the 90s being too much of a throwback and thought Exodus made the right move following Tempo Of The Damned.
|5||Lullaby Of Vengance|
|6||Circle Of Ashes|
|8||Conspiracy Of The Gods|
|9||Another Killing Spree|
|11||Rise Of Rebellion|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 0 39841 55382 6
- Barcode (Scanned): 039841553826
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|3984-15538-1||Act Of Defiance||Old Scars, New Wounds (LP, Album, Ltd)||Metal Blade Records||3984-15538-1||Europe||2017|
|3984-15538-1||Act Of Defiance||Old Scars, New Wounds (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Gol)||Metal Blade Records||3984-15538-1||Europe||2017|