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Neviah Nevi Review

by C.W. Ross, Christian Rockers Online

Album Title: Tales of Terror
Style: Metal/ Hard Music
Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Band Lineup: DeAngela Crozier- (vocals), Joey Crozier- (bass), Micah Harwell- (drums), Orion Shoun- (guitar), Vincent Green- (guitar), and Kyle Klemp- (keyboards).

Musical Influences: With Blood Comes Cleansing, Arch Enemy, War of Ages, Light This City, A Plea For Purging, Becoming The Archetype, Haste The Day, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Walls of Jericho, Living Sacrifice, As I Lay Dying , and Bon Jovi.

This Oklahoma band got started in 2003 and has several releases under their musical belt. Over the years their lineup has changed but their strong faith message has remained the same.

The band's latest CD is, Tales of Terror. The release offers up 10 tracks of music that blends metal, and hard music and features vocals that go from growling screamo in style to melodic.

The band wrote all of the songs found on the release, drawing on their on tough life experiences for the lyrics. You don't have to worry about falling asleep while listening to this release; the songs are filled with brutal guitar parts and apocalyptic drumbeats that drive the songs.

Overall the release has a theme of overcoming your past, breaking the chains of sin, taking a stand for your faith, and readying yourself for the ultimate battle that awaits us when the Armageddon starts.

Highlight tracks found on the album for me included the back-to-back tracks, "No Escape," that deals with unbelief, and "Pit and the Pendulum," that praises God's powers of strength and grace. The last one is also the last track on this release, "Break the Chains," that talks about God being the only one that can truly break you free from the chains of hatred and sin. The song starts more hard edge then ends very melodic with a soft piano part. The flow of the song really works in collation with the message of the song in how things are frantic but once you let God into your life even though thinks will still go wrong you'll still have an inner melodic peace within you.

I also appreciated that the band included the lyrics for all of their songs in the CD's booklet. For younger ears it might not be a problem but with my aged ears it helps me to make sure that I can clearly hear each word found in the songs.

With its style Tales of Terror should appeal to a wide range of listeners from metal heads to hard-edged music followers.


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