"Symetria" (Tripsquad Records; 2017)
Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton
There's an incredible rawness to Symetria's self-titled album that hearkens back to the days when metal was king and you could go to a club any Friday or Saturday night and see the local metal artists delivering the goods. Those days are mostly gone now, I'm afraid, but Symetria's CD does bring back the memories.
That's a double-edged sword for this band. The rough edges on this album give the entire CD its character but, at the same time, may make it sound too old school for some listeners.
That being said, if you’re a fan of bands like Overkill and W.A.S.P. (vocalist Vince Santonastaso sometimes sounds quite a bit like Blackie Lawless with a dash of Kevin DuBrow thrown in), then you’ll probably enjoy what Symetria has to offer. Actually, the band that Symetria most sounds like (to me) is Helarage, but I realize many of you may not know of this local Ventura band. You can read my review of their album, however, here.
Symetria: Vince Santonastaso – Vocals; Kevin Cust – Guitars; James Soto – Guitars; Fernando Carrera – Bass; Blair Smith – Drums.
For more information, check out http://www.facebook.com/symetriaband.
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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