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Incursion: The Hunter EP
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Incursion: The Hunter EP

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

If you've heard of American metal band Incursion, then kudos to you. Put a fresh cartridge in your bullet belt. The origins of Incursion date to the the early Eighties and the rise of traditional heavy metal in south Florida. Hailing from Miami, the band dropped a single demo cassette tape of four songs in 1984. Two songs, Vengeance and Tell Me The Truth, made it on to an obscure compilation cassette, Florida Explosion, in 1985. Warping more than 30 years to the future, in 2018, original members Maxx Havick and Michael Lashinsky on guitars and Buddy Norris on drums reunited to consider recording and performing both older and new songs. The new Incursion is complimented by Steve Samson on vocals and Stone Jamess on bass.

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The result of Incursion's resurrection is the brief six song concept EP The Hunter. The story is one of the war-torn and weary Hunter's journey through chaos to defeat a false sovereign and become the true King Of All The Land. Musically then, Incursion tells their tale through classic twin guitar driven traditional heavy metal which offers listeners twin guitar harmony, numerous and soaring solos, a solid dash of gallop and groove, and clean melodic vocals. The EP is bookended by Prologue and closing number King Of All The Land, both with spoken word narration. In between you'll hear the heavy and galloping Warrior of Destruction, the more steady Guiding Faith which gets more feisty with the guitar solos, and then the speedy and riff raging Fade To Black and Kingdom Of The Dead, before the finale. At times, Incursion's metal reminded me of bands such as Manilla Road, Cirth Ungol, or Virgin Steele, all classic heavy metal bands. All said, while short, Incursion's The Hunter is a fine and well-crafted EP of classic American, keep it true, heavy metal. Their first long player is forecast for 2021.




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All said, while short, Incursion's The Hunter is a fine and well-crafted EP of classic American, keep it true, heavy metal. Their first long player is forecast for 2021.

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