|Review: Venomous Maximus - No Warning|
Label: Shadow Kingdom Records
Year released: 2017
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: November 8, 2017
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3.27/5 (65.45%) (11 Votes)
No Warning is the third album from Houston, TX Doom merchants Venomous Maximus and I have to say this album is all about some of the coolest riffs I've heard in a long time. The guitar tone is fantastic and propels the arcane vibe of the songwriting. When the band is rocking full tilt like on "Spellbound" or "Blood for Blood", your head starts to bang involuntarily. No Warning is spiced up with a couple of instrumentals that have similarities with the music from the original Escape from New York, adding to the unearthly quality of the album. Where Venomous Maximus loses me is with the vocals. The singer has a clean mid-range but over-emotes too much, whether accidental or on purpose, I'm not sure. The result is like Martin Ain from Celtic Frost and falls into the same "acquired taste" category. It's mostly noticeable on the ballad "All of My Dreams" and is less noticeable on the heavier tracks which means No Warning remains very listenable. This is some quality Doom, more so if you like the Tim Bakers and Eric Wagners of the world.
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