Album Review: Argus – “From Fields of Fire”

argus - from fields of fire

Birthed in an attempt to drop the shackles of musical tradition, it’s interesting some 40 odd years later to coin the term “trad metal” when speaking about a particular sub genre that really feel of a place and time more than a decade after Sabbath dropped their massive blast of a debut.  But if we’re going to stick with what the populace now calls traditional metal; give me heavy bass, cascades of harmonized guitars and solos that slay great beasts.  Give me majesty and darkness in equal measure, give me a voice with the grit and power to convey it all with a solemnity that inspires awe as much as it does raised fists and head bangs.

In other words, give me Argus and their new LP, From Fields of Fire.   Continue reading