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Review: Crown the Lost - Blind Faith Loyalty
Crown the Lost
Blind Faith Loyalty

Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Year released: 2009
Duration: 54:40
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: March 14, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Blind Faith Loyalty

Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (8 Votes)

Any band that takes its name from a Suidakra song can't be all bad, and so I was cautiously hopeful this would be cool. It is. Crown The Lost are a US band billed as Thrash, but they are way beyond generic here.

CTL play aggressive, rather technical Thrash with some killer riffs and some nice leads, but what really sets them apart is the charismatic vocals of Chris Renaldi, who sings clean rather than harsh. I would have expected that to make them sound more like Agent Steel, but while the band's music is aggressive and fast, Renaldi's vocals are haunting and almost prog-like in their melodic sense, soaring over the shredding guitars like a ghost. He has a feel for vocal lines that reminds me a bit of old Solitude Aeturnus, and so while the music is pure Heavy/Thrash, the vocals impart an almost Doom vibe in places. He has a tendency to sing a lot in the same key, and to not push his range, so a lot of these songs sound alike, but they still sound good. Even if a lot of Blind Faith Loyalty sounds like one long song, it's a really good song. Definitely worth checking out.

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