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Born in the late 60's, Chesy hails from a Welsh mining village with a long name and was pretty glad when he got the Hell out of there. He got into Rock/Metal in about 1980, thanks to a TISWAS related incident (Rainbow video for All Night Long) and thankfully has never looked back.
Chesy often sang solo in the school choir, but thanks to a puberty related incident his voice is now completely bolloxed, although in his own head Paul thinks he sounds like a blend of Coverdale and Dio (R.I.P).
He was brought up on the classics - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Whitesnake and loved melodic rock and the Hair Bands of the 80's. (Nowadays, he has progressed a little and prefers a more technical and/or progressive metal - Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard. He hates Black and Death Metal (can't stand the grunting) but for some unknown reason loves the magnificent Opeth! He wont stop this blog until his beloved FM finally play the likes of the NEC as a headlining act!!!
“Three times louder than a sonic boom, three fingers on the hand of doom!” is how the Three Tremors is being described. And when you find out the stellar line-up, there is no denying the mighty vocal power that the newly formed outfit possesses - Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN’S HOST, TITAN FORCE), and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DENNER/SHERMANN, DEATH DEALER).
Vocal power is an understatement!! ‘Invaders From The Sky’ displays some strange yet awesome vocal arrangement. Very Rob Halford / Bruce Dickinson, as you would expect. Musically this opening track is very Manowar with hints of Judas Priest, but I suspect that this is how the whole album will pan out. We shall see!!
‘Bullets Of The Damned’ hits us with it’s heavy double bass drums and pacey power riffs and doesn’t let up through the whole song. This is proper heavy metal, with some nice solo’s. This album is definitely one for the 80’s era Heavy Metal fan. ‘When The Last Scream Fades’ is easily by far the best track so far. Power, potency and energy after an eerie intro.
I’m finding listening to an album with 3 x singers on it all going at it at the same time quite overpowering to be honest. I’m not quite sure it’s working. Musically it’s good, but something just doesn’t quite work for me. Occasionally, you can hear just one person singing and that works fine, but this album is definitely one for the true metal fans out there who will love it.
I can imagine these songs being very powerful live as you can hear this in the albums mixing which is second to none. To be fair, technically, there isn’t a bad song on here, but lyrically it isn’t for me.
If you enjoy listening to Maiden, Priest, Manowar and the like, then this album is for you.
Reviewed by Sty
1. Invaders From The Sky 2. Bullets Of The Damned 3. When The Last Scream Fades 4. Wrath Of Asgard 5. The Cause 6. King Of The Monsters 7. The Pit Shows No Mercy