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Silver Talon - Becoming a Demon Award winner

Silver Talon
Becoming a Demon
by David Crossbowmen at 18 December 2018, 4:20 PM

SILVER TALON have released quite an impressive EP with “Becoming the Demon”. This independent release comes courtesy of Portland, Oregon’s own Wyatt Howell on vocals, guitarists Bryce Vanhoosen and Sebastian Silva, drummer Colin Vranizan, and bassist Gabrial Franco. “Becoming the Demon” is a powerhouse of virtuosic traditional heavy metal that is so polished it’s like a nuclear bomb.

Devil Machine” gets straight to the point with its neoclassical vibe. Here the guitarists Vanhoosen and Silva are in full blazing effect that overtake the song. Relentless drumming by Vranizian adds that fury and hunger some bands lack. Vocalist Howell is a scream machine with his brand of stridulate vocals that sound eerily like the late Warrel Dane (RIP). “Silver Talon” is another ripper of a song. Clearly, both guitarists have amazing chemistry and it shows on “Silver Talon”. There is a power metal quality to the song that just propels it to the next level. “Speed of the Night” again proves that guitarists Vanhoosen and Silva are absolute beasts that cannot be tamed. Masterful performance. Vranizan pummels his way throughout and compliments the guitars and bass with aggression. As always, another kickass chorus adds the cherry on top.

Warrior’s End” is a mid-tempo number that really demonstrates the range and ability SILVER TALON contain to transition from fast to mid-pace. Here we get more outstanding solos that are such ear candy. Album closer “Battle Angels” seems like a logical and perfect fit. This is a cover from Sanctuary’sRefuge Denied”. No doubt a tribute and homage to Warrel Dane, as we also get Jeff Loomis (Archenemy, ex-Nevermore) lending his axe to play a solo. SILVER TALON execute “Battle Angels” perfectly and do it justice. Not to be missed! With “Becoming a Demon”, SILVER TALON have developed a sound all their own. Aggressive, virtuosic, flawless, and polished heavy metal. SILVER TALON can do no wrong and I am keeping them on my radar for any future releases. For fans of Nevermore, Savatage, thrash, traditional heavy metal, and power metal. SILVER TALON truly are the devils machine!

Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Memorability: 8
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. Breath of Kerosene (Intro)
2. Devil Machine
3. Silver Talon
4. Speed of Night
5. Cold Embrace
6. Warrior’s End
7. Battle Angels (feat. Jeff Loomis)
8. Outro
Wyatt Howell- Vocals
Gabriel Franco- Bass
Bryce Adams Vanhoosen- Guitar
Sebastian Silva- Lead guitar
Colin Vranizan- Drums
Record Label: Independent


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Edited 20 July 2019

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