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The Wring


Review by Gary Hill

This band says their music is hard rock. I think it fits better under heavy metal. The thing is, at times it's nearly progressive rock. Whatever you call this, though, it's interesting and entertaining. There isn't a weak song here, and the disc works from start to finish.

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Track by Track Review
Killer guitar rocking sound brings this thing in with style. There is almost a Rush meets metal vibe to the opening here. The cut drives out to frantic, nearly prog metal sounds as it continues. This has some cool twists and turns and is very intriguing and impressive in its instrumental arrangement.
Stones & Bones

More metal, this is another killer and intriguing track. It still has some prog built into it. While I like the proggier vibe of the opener, I think this is more effective. It's just a stronger tune.

The Prince
This one is definitely more full-on metal. It's fierce and driving. This is a real powerhouse, but it's perhaps a little less interesting than the previous number was.
The Wolf

This instrumental is a furious stomper with plenty of metal and prog elements. I love the bass work. I also love the particularly heavy guitar work.

Tin Man
I like the metal riffing on this number. It's a driving tune that works really well. There is an instrumental section that's very proggy later.
From Mars
Driving metal with a lot of meat and style built into it, this is a real powerhouse. I'd consider it a highlight of the disc. There are some cool twists and turns on this.
Another furious metal mode is in the menu here. This is dramatic and powerful and really screams out like crazy, but it also drops to a mellow piano-led outro.
Pounding and fierce, this has both metal and prog elements at play. The metal is in the driver's set, though. This is another screaming powerhouse and a great way to end the set in style.

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