Roarback is a young band from Denmark. Their music can be described as a form of a modern thrash metal with firm death metal foundations. In other words, the listener should get his ears ready for a really aggressive band.
Their stuff is extremely hard to find and therefore, the band remains in deep metal underground, known only to the most persistent metal fans. I hope that this situation will soon change, as the EP I am about to review, reveals enormous musical potential of the band.
I believe that greatest advantage of this album entitled Face The Sun is that it is really diverse. Fast, aggressive parts (Warmachine) intertwined with powerful breakdowns (just listen to the title track) and slow, powerful riffs just ideal to get your head into a proper moshing action (My World); not to mention amazing guitar solos!
The guitar sound is really, really good; so heavy at times that it can easily be described as a sonic kick in the face. Unfortunately, the same thing cannot be said about the drums, especially the snare, which in my opinion sounds a bit like hitting a metal can. In addition, there are moments where the vocals sound a little 'out of mix'.
Overall, we are dealing here with a very solid EP. I am sure that I will reach out for it again in the future. Yet, there is a feeling of insufficiency lingering while listening to Roarback's new EP. This music is like a diamond in the rough. The band has enormous playing potential, great skills and as I believe fixed vision of its music. However, when the last notes of Face The Sun fade out, you just can't help thinking something like "Hey, that's it? I want more!". When this band spreads its wings and it will happen soon Denmark will unleash a full scale metal assault on the rest of the world. I wish Roarback best of luck and will follow the development of their career with great care. You all should too!