"Blood of My Enemies" (Rocket Science Ventures; 2012)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Although the word gets tossed around a lot, Attika 7 is truly a supergroup. That's what happens when you have accomplished musicians banding together and it can be a label or a term of endearment.

Attika 7 is pure heavy metal. The band consists of Evan Seinfeld (ex-Biohazard) on guitar and vocals, Rusty Coones on guitar and Tony Campos (Static-X, Ministry, and Prong) on bass. The tracks are slow and brooding, they creep along and then gallop with fury when a nasty guitar solo rips in.

Okay, maybe  I wouldn't call it a super group. It's more like a bunch of tough-sounding guys who want to make some solid music by blending their respective backgrounds in music.

The guitar is the driving force on this disc. It's not flashy, it's driving and you'll be doing the standard metal workout (rhythmic head banging ... you know) and the solos scream in some parts. The bass and drum keep a tight rhythm going as well. The vocals are Evan all the way and what else would you expect? He's ex-Biohazard, not ex-Evan Seinfeld. All of the songs except "The Cold Hard Truth" (which is a spoken track) rock in their own way.

The sound does become a little familiar towards the end. It's not that they run out of ideas, it's just that the bands these guys represent often rely on one type of music to drive their message.

Attika 7: Evan Seinfeld Guitar/Vocals; Rusty Coones Guitar; Tony Campos Bass.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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