Sanctity - Road To Bloodshed Review
Original Author: The Uncreator
Album: Road To Bloodshed
Genre: Thrash Metal
Record Label: Roadrunner Records
1. Beneath The Machine
2. Brotherhood Of Destruction
3. Road To Bloodshed
4. Laws Of Reason
5. Billy Seals
7. Beloved Killer
8. The Shape Of Things
10. The Rift Between
12. Once Again
Superb!! There overall sound and tone on this album is a great mixture of heavy riffage with very melodic passages. The duel guitar attack of Jared MacEachern and Zeff Childress with some great traditional style drums created a heavy atmosphere with a sound similar to a mixture of early thrash greats like Megadeth, with some newer stuff thrown in there. I am very impressed with there sound and there overall quality of it, its very solid and "Impregnable".
Quite varied and well put together, with topics ranging from something as simple as getting tattoos and why people get tattoos, symbolism of something that cant be explained in words, To more complicated subjects of current events and world affairs, and Personal subjects like "Billy Seals", which i belive is about Jared MacEachern's Grandfather, There talent and skill with the words are quite obvious in this record and show nothing but a promise for nothing but the highest quality of workmanship.
Well if you like the early thrash stuff like Megadeth, Exodus, Slayer, Metallica kinda stuff, you will find some of there influences in there style. But, they still have a distinct way of using there instruments to communicate a message, There riffs while being very melodic, are also intense and in your face. I would very much like to mention Zeffs solo work, its amazing, the first solo to the song Beneath The Machine i was quite impressed with, it enters with an amazing amount of force, and this style is somewhat of a signature i believe for the band, the same "Phenomenon" as i want to call it, occurs in "Zeppo" and "Beloved Killer", with "Beloved Killer" Probably in my oppinion having the strongest and most ferocious solo of the album. In short, the guitar is work is Phenomenal.
I have to say, when i saw them on GIGANTOUR, I didnt know who they were and didnt expect much, but i must say, since they played there first song, "Zeppo", i was blown away, i could not belive i had not heard of these guys, they put on such amazing show, i knew if there live stuff was this good, there album, which was note even out yet, and would not be out for almost half a year, would be mind crushing...and you know what?....It is, prepare yourself for these guys, they show promise for being prominent figures in the future of metal.