|Review: Cauldron - Into the Cauldron|
|Into the Cauldron|
Year released: 2007
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: September 9, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:Into the Cauldron
Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (6 Votes)
Following the untimely demise of the highly acclaimed Goat Horn, Cauldron was born and "Into the Cauldron" is the band's introduction to the world. Immediately recognizable are Jason Decay's very distinctive vocals, here using a very clean and melodic style closer to what he did on Goat Horn's last EP "Threatening Force" than on the band's full lengths. His vocals are practically leading the show here. Cauldron borrows more from early 80s metal and is more upbeat than Goat Horn was - there is more of a party-like ambiance on this EP. There are some pop-ish moments on display here and it took me a few listens to get into this, and I can't help but think that this material is probably even better live than it is on disc (I should know soon enough. ;)) The guitar work is great, courtesy of newcomer Ian Jones (the other two members were in Goat Horn.) His style reminds me of Wolf a little, a mix of the heavier NWOBHM bands such as Maiden and Saxon with a pinch of the more hard rock-ish ones. "Into the Cauldron" is a pretty good balance of heaviness and catchy melodies, hopefully a prelude of good things to come.
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