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Sylent Storm: The Fire Never Dies
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Sylent Storm: The Fire Never Dies

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Hailing from Oregon and formed some seven years by vocalist and then drummer Jym Harris, metal band Sylent Storm has taken as nearly as many years to solidify as a band and drop some recordings. An eponymous six song EP appeared in 2018, about the same time Harris shifted to vocals alone. Following this he gathered a new gang of musicians to record Sylent Storm's debut long-player, The Fire Never Dies, which also includes four of the six songs from the EP.

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Cutting to the proverbial chase, Sylent Storm plays classic heavy metal, firmly rooted in the American side of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Unfortunately, in America (as opposed to the UK and Europe), traditional heavy metal is a genre that has remained underground and gasping for breath for better than 25 years. But Sylent Storm gives this venerable, unstoppable genre a shot of adrenaline and a shock of a defibrillator to keep the heart of heavy metal alive. You can expect strong guitar harmony, killer guitar solos, hefty gallop and groove from the rhythm section, and soaring clean vocals from Jym Harris.

Listening to a sample of songs, you'll find some energetic gallop and groove with Witches' Blood, Patriots Of Metal, Eye Of The Storm, and The Fire Never Dies, the first single from the album. Yet not everything needs to veer towards power metal. More steady heavy metal arrives with Wrath Of The Blade and Beware The Bloodmoon, although the latter can get a bit feisty with the guitar solo. An anthemic metal ballad appears with Sleeping In The Rain, driven mostly by voice over acoustic guitar with a fine acoustic guitar solo arriving later. Interspersed are two instrumentals, Morpheus and Lunar Eclipse, where you get to hear more of Michael Ian Brisbane exceptional guitar work. All in all, if you're a fan of traditional, and enduring, keep it true heavy metal, look to Oregon's Sylent Storm and their debut album, The Fire Never Dies. You will not be disappointed. Recommended.




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The Bottom Line

If you're a fan of traditional, and enduring, keep it true heavy metal, look to Oregon's Sylent Storm and their debut album, The Fire Never Dies. You will not be disappointed. Recommended.

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