"The Weight of Poseidon" (Genuine Recordings; 2010)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton


"The Weight of Poseidon" is raging rock'n'roll with thick, surprisingly engaging riffs that thunder like the roiling sea on its cover. Add to this roaring mix vocals that are rough and gruff, mixed in with some clean vocals as well, and the result is an explosive sound with enough variety to hold your attention throughout.

As unique as the vocals are, however (and that lead vocalist must be one of those singers whose throat bleeds when he's done), it's the guitars that are the star here. The riffs are fat and heavy but have an undeniable melodic sting that makes them identifiable and memorable. "The Weight of Poseidon" is the kind of really heavy metal that sticks to your brain hours after you've turned the CD player off.

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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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