MDPR Clients: Boneyard - Oathbreaker - Reviewed By Bathory'Zine ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.bathoryzine.com/2020/12/boneyard-oathbreaker-review-by-varg.html?spref=fb
Today’s review is of Canadian Heavy Metal band Boneyard’s album “Oathbreaker”.
The band highly reminds us of the beginning of the NWOBHM, kind of in the style of bands like Samson or Thunderstick that are also firmly rooted in Hard Rock, a style that is also vastly featured in this release, with the songs oscillating between both styles. Some songs like “Fates Warning” may tend more towards Heavy Metal, while others like “Monster” are more Hard Rock.
Besides the flagrant solos and basic rhythms, the band also features a feminine vocal performance that sort of brings some reminder of 70’s Rock in the singing style. While most tracks are pretty enjoyable, the whole album feels as if it’s too long, and with the suppression or shortening of some tracks a more dynamic full-length would’ve been achieved. Despite that, this is a pretty decent record and Boneyard may be an interesting band to check out.
I recommend this album to fans of NWOBHM and 70’s and 80’s Hard Rock. My rating is of 8/10.
Boneyard is a female-fronted hard rock/ metal band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their debut album Oathbreaker was just released on Oct.24/20. The first single, Fates Warning, was released on Oct.17/20.
All About Boneyard:
Launched in 2015, Canadian hard rock/ heavy metal band Boneyard is the lifeblood and passion of vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Pamtera. The members bring a wealth of experience from previous bands that include: Tyrant, Septimus and Powerslave. The band started out as a cover project, but has been writing original music for the past three years. In May of 2019, the group entered producer/ engineer Cam Macleod's [White Wolf] Wolfs Den studio in Edmonton and began recording their debut album. After an extended COVID-19 pause, the band returned to complete the project in August of 2020. Eleven tracks were then sent to be mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Armored Saint, Anvil etc.) in Los Angeles, USA. What emerged is the Oathbreaker album, released on October 24, 2020. The first single, Fates Warning, dropped on October 17, 2020. With their tireless work ethic and creative ambition, this album builds on the promise of the past as it positions the band for a focused, fresh, and fiery future at the forefront of modern hard rock and heavy metal.
Pamtera- lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
Dennis Cooke- bass and rhythm guitar
Jeff Cunningham- drums and percussion
Grant Tarapacki- lead guitar
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