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Unleash The Archers: Apex
Unleash The Archers - Apex CD Album Review

Unleash The Archers: Apex

Modern Heavy/Power Metal
3.0/5.0

Unleash The Archer's new album, Apex is a case of that old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix." The band returns with their modern version of classic, keep it true, nod to NWoBHM, heavy power metal, which includes the infusion of death vocals in the background vocal arrangements. But I can't help to wonder if the title of the album, Apex, doesn't have another meaning.

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Unleash The Archers

In other words, Unleash The Archers may have reached the apex or peak of their musical career and inspiration with this album, maybe more so with the last album. Apex seems merely a clone of 2015's Time Stand Still or, more favorably, part two. Actually, instead of wasting your time with new words, you could read the my review of Time Stands Still because my observations and conclusions about that album would fit Apex as well. Take note of the second and third paragraphs.

But some short comments about Apex. On the positive side, UTA delivers energetic and feisty heavy power metal. Twin guitar harmony in riffs and leads combined with brisk pacing are the obvious elements. And fiery lead guitar solos are at a premium. Also, Brittney Sayles remains the same, a mostly clean singing and melodic heavy metal queen. On the down side, the death metal vocals seem to be more prominent across Apex. Though I don't know if they're from Ms Sayles or a male member, the death vocals are probably the single most annoying part about this album and Unleash The Archers' brand of heavy metal. But mostly, Apex is simply more of the same from Unleash The Archers. There is something to be said constant consistency. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether it's for the better.



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The Bottom Line

Mostly, Apex is simply more of the same from Unleash The Archers. There is something to be said constant consistency. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether it's for the better.

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