Disturbed, Korn, Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust
May 14, 2021
Some bands just hit the ground running and one of those bands are Tennessee’s Count Pariah who are imminently launching their self-titled debut EP.
What this four-piece deliver with their first EP is an album which offers that big American sound that is fit for the arena. To achieve this, Count Pariah fill their sound with those huge, anthemic hooks that is guaranteed to have the listener singing for hours; these melodies groove with the accessible nature of post-grunge, nu-metal and modern alternative metal coupled with a colossal production that just makes this EP tantalisingly appealing. The band take this into their stride through some well-crafted songs that allows the musicianship to shine through all helped through the warm vocals of James Croft who delivers an impassioned Jonathan Davis style performance. However, there isn’t anything here that is hardly new and the band are on a well-trodden path, but Count Pariah do take this well-worn sound under their wing and begin to make it their own as tracks such as ‘Feed ‘Em to the Fire’, ‘Possession’ and ‘Untouchable’ hum with all the energy of Disturbed, Korn and Drowning Pool.
It may not be the most unique release that anyone will ever hear; but this is honest modern metal full of real passion and integrity and it will be interesting to see how this band progress.
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