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Review: Aeroscreamer - Cast the Fire
Cast the Fire

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 26:23
Tracks: 5
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: January 23, 2022
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Cast the Fire

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)

Aeroscreamer’s Cast the Fire EP is another release I found while browsing for new metal on a recent Bandcamp Friday sale day. This band from Spain plays old school heavy metal dressed up with the kind of primitive yet awesome synthesizers that make the soundtracks to movies like Escape From New York so instantaneously recognizable. The vocals are a wild, untamed cross between Girlschool’s Kim McAuliffe and Wendy O. Williams, which could use a little focus going forward if it doesn’t come at the expense of the singer’s unbridled energy. "Red Summer Nights" opens the EP with those John Carpenter keys that roll right into the fist-in-the-air riff and chorus. "Materia" and "Street Meat" are typical ‘80s anthems, a bit on the generic side, but then you have "The Spell," one of the best songs on Cast the Fire. It starts as a wistful ballad in an American southwest style before morphing to another rollicking ‘80s metal tune. It is like (not on the same level, of course) the vibe of Maiden’s "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and how it changes midway through. Cast the Fire ends with the title track, an upbeat and emphatic closer. Aeroscreamer, like a lot of new bands, have some refining to do, both in writing and performing, but if unashamedly balls to the wall ‘80s metal is your thing, give Cast the Fire a listen.

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