|Review: Powar - Post War|
Year released: 2021
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: April 26, 2021
Reviewed by: Mjölnir
Rated 2.25/5 (45%) (4 Votes)
Been a lot of Thrash acts popping up in recent years, particularly from European countries, and it doesn't look like that'll stop anytime soon. Finnish band Powar are counted among them, recently releasing this EP barely a year after their full-length debut. I wish I could say they were a standout example of this trend, but if Post War is anything to go by, they're actually the exact opposite of that.
Metallica is the clear cornerstone of their sound, with songs that generally work at a chugging mid-pace and a decent bit of technicality to some of the leads. Unfortunately, the songwriting is pretty rote, often thudding along without any real hooks or drama before they decide to stop. The vocals are also a big drawback, as they sound like James Hetfield trying to get more into a hardcore style, and it's as lame as it sounds. Honestly, lame might be the operative word here, because while there's nothing explicitly wrong with this album, it doesn't have much about it that you haven't heard done much better before. Competent, but entirely unremarkable.
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