Featuring ex- Megadeth members Chris Broderick on guitar and Shawn Drover on drums Act Of Defiance are ready to unleash the sophomore full length “Old Scars, New Wounds” choosing a hard impact delivery further enhanced by stellar guitar work.
“M.I.A” brings to life some favorite thrash elements as a series of rather aggressive guitar riffs aim to build a wall of sound while the charismatic guitar solos showcase classic crispy metal tonalities.
“The Talisman” becomes quite somber starting with slow arpeggios that seamlessly introduce a round of heavier guitar riffs building a tight crunchier rhythm accompanied by fierce vocals but the whole song definitely maintains melodic patterns that naturally lead to a sparkling guitar solo.
“Circle Of Ashes” features a thick bass & drums combo that works harmoniously with consistent guitar riffing to provide a heavily intense rhythm that tends to gain fiery speed while a fancy guitar solo brings melodic textures.
“Reborn” relies on classic stomping thrash oriented patterns with blistering vocals and groovy guitar riffs without an overwhelming fast aggression but rather keeping a subtle melodic approach once again embellished by a powerful technical guitar solo.
On “Conspiracy Of The Gods” an intensely heavy rhythmic backbone is diligently crafted by thunderous riffage that seems unstoppable and quite enraged followed by a couple of faster yet stunningly elegant guitar solos.
“Rise Of Rebellion” acquires a particularly gloomy atmosphere as the song’s structure favors a primary melodic approach with intriguing layered guitars and the refined fluidity of absolutely entertaining guitar solos.
Even if the band might still be considered a new name in the metal scene you are certainly familiar with the experienced musicians behind Act Of Defiance therefore the cohesive nature and the uncompromising guitar driven assault of “Old Scars, New Wounds” will easily satisfy the audience’s expectations.