|Review: Titans Wrath - Will of the Beast|
|Will of the Beast|
Year released: 2022
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: April 15, 2023
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Will of the Beast
Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (5 Votes)
Titans Wrath is a band out of California and Will of the Beast is their second independently released EP. They play pugilistic epic metal with a fair amount of speed and some snappy guitar work. There's a thrashy quality to some of the riffing, but not so much that I'd call anything on here "thrash," but the songwriting is very direct and in-your-face, in a good way. Will of the Beast sounds good despite being an independent release with a nice, full sound and all the instruments given enough room to shine through, but there are a few issues. The song "Changes" has a somewhat telling title as the tempo moves around quite a bit, speeding up here, slowing down there. If this is intentional, it is an ill-advised effort as the song flow is hampered rather noticeably by the clumsy changes and, if not, it is something the band will need to address for their next effort. The main issue I have is with the vocals. The singer has a strong, gravelly voice and is in tune throughout, so a seemingly perfect fit for what Titans Wrath is doing. However his vocal lines are not great and he cuts across the melody like an unsharpened scythe through a wheat field in several spots. Having a big, booming voice is great, but simply muscling ill-fitting vocal lines into songs is not a recipe for success. Overall, I'd say I like what Titans Wrath is doing on Will of the Beast and, since the issues I have with the performances are addressable, I'll be watching this band closely in the future. Fans of early Omen, Jag Panzer, Eternal Champion, etc. may want to do the same.
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