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