|Review: Delayhead - Vol. 80%|
Label: Inverse Records
Year released: 2014
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: August 14, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)
An interesting, groovy sounding new Finnish Heavy Metal band here that goes by the name Delayhead. The band's stated purpose is to not follow any trends and make the kind of stuff they would love to hear themselves. Talk about bold attitude and determination. That's how it should be for every band; first, please yourselves and then your fans – if you make any with your music, that is.
A big influence for Delayhead has undoubtedly been Metallica, and the later era, to be more precise. At times, guitarist and vocalist Tuomas Saarinen manages to sound very much like Mr. Hetfield, which I don't consider a bad thing by any means. There are many attractive, groove-filled moments within Delayhead's songs and they use those moments surprisingly well, unlike Metallica during their "grown up" era. Delayhead also don't hesitate to introduce a Rock-orientated sound, either, so imagine if Finnish Rock/Metal patrol Poison Black adopted an approach to their sound similar to what Metallica has nowadays and it would sound a bit like this album. You get the picture.
This is pretty relaxed and easy going Metal/Rock, played with a fresh attitude and dedication. Other bands could learn a thing or two from Delayhead about how to make easily rolling, trend-free stuff.
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