Enertia - Flashpoint

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Independent
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

US-based five-piece Enertia is out with their third album to date entitled Flashpoint. The band has been hard working promoting the band on the net for some years now and this is how I first heard about this band. Their last album, Monumentum, seemed to be appreciated by many metal fans.

Their new album offers 10 tracks of quality hard-hitting, in-your-face-power metal. The dual guitar-work is great - up front and really powerful. Total riffomania! The bass is present and consistent, adding debth to the powerful sound. The drumming is of high quality as well, numerous time changes can be found. The mid-ranged, rusty vocals are good and powerful. Vocalist Scott Featherstone certainly delivers.

This is power metal, US style, raw and powerful and nicely adapted with 90's sound. Most of the songs are of finest quality while a few fall through as being slightly anonymous, lacking interesting melody-lines and choruses. At their best, they are just as good as the biggest power metal bands around. The production is also very good for an independent release.

There is no denying the obvious talent of this band as they are really competent musicians and good songwriters. Every die-hard power metal fan need to check this band out immediately. I really hope they can keep up the high quality of the best songs on this CD throughout a whole CD on their next release. Then we would be in for a killer! And please, to all labels, it's about time this band is signed! Worth checking out!

[This review originally appeared May 2003 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]
Victim Of Thought / Leave Me In Peace / Glitch / Crawling / Real / D.O.M. / Voices / Without End / What Hurts Me.... / Right To Die

Scott Featherstone - vocals
Roman Singleton - guitars
Dave Stafford - guitars, backing vocals
Joe Paciolla - bass, backing vocals
Jeff Daley - drums

Law To Three (ep) (1996)
Momentum (1997)
Flashpoint (1999)
Demo 2003 (2003)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: December 18th 2004
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
Artist website: www.animated-insanity.com/enertia.html
Hits: 1090
Language: english


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