|Review: Megaton Sword - Niralet|
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Year released: 2019
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: January 18, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)
Megaton Sword hail from Switzerland and on their debut EP, Niralet, they unleash some epic metal that belies the small stature of their native land. From the opening riffs on "Vulva of the Night" (a silly name to be sure) through the sounds of battle on "Realms to Conquer" it's clear Megaton Sword are traveling paths first laid down by the likes of Manilla Road, Brocas Helm and Virgin Steele. And like those bands, the music on Niralet is both huge and weird, with the weirdness coming in large part via the vocals of a singer Uzzy Unchained. Unhinged might be a better word for some of his vocal lines though to be fair, he is powerful and in tune, he's just got a "love it or leave it" voice. Some of the lyrics are on the repetitive side, as well. Vocals aside, the guitars are beefy with a nice, fat tone though they fall short of elevating any of the songs to a truly crushing level. The songwriting just isn't as accomplished.
Niralet is the work of a new band with some good ideas that don't always gel. Even so, Megaton Sword is a band for epic metal fans to keep tabs on.
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