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CD REVIEW: Seven Against Thebes - Seven Against Thebes
By Ivan Nossa - 05/15/2011 - 05:00 PM EDT

Artist: Band: Seven Against Thebes
Album: Seven Against Thebes
Genre: Progressive metal
Sounds Like: Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Alice in Chain
Technical Grade: 9/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 9/10
Commercial Value: 8/10
Overall Talent Level: 9/10
Songwriting Skills: 9/10
Performance Skill: 9/10
Best Songs: Equilibrium, 7th sign
CD Review: This is the debut album for the Seattle band 7 Against Thebes. They are not new to the music scene and their experiences are all in this new powerful cd. We have to mention that they released an EP in the spring of 2010 called Equilibrium that was well received by radio and critics.

The band is formed by 4 guys, guitar, bass drums and vocals. This style is definitely progressive metal. The vocals tends to be dark and obscure but always in the tradition of big heavy metal bands. Similar to James Hetfield from Metallica in some moments. A husky voice that entrances the listener into a state of ultimate far and profound heavy metal.

The general sound is easy enough to wrap oneís head around, but this debut has also the consummately professional touch to provide enough entertainment to make it pleasant to the listener. The band play with extreme power and the musicianship grade is high even if it is just their first album.

Compositions remind me of Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Alice in Chain. Itís full power rock, with killer guitar and a great rhythm section. The arrangements are well thought out in the tradition of metal classic school, I especially appreciated the percussions, the mandolin and the lead guitar solos.

Every serious music listener seeks strong vibes and originality above all else. Those who listen to this album will surely find the vibes and, personally, I do believe that 7AT is headed in a direction of his own that will soon be completely personal and original. A good debut from this Seattle band, that lets us foresee a long career

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