The Symphony of Screams – 'Heed To The Voices'
16 Sep 2008 // A review by JohnS
The Symphony of Screams, What a choice name for a band and with the eye catching graphic artwork to support the name. When I first laid my eyes on to it I immediately flashed back to my teen years listing to death/trash metal, but with a unique “Blues Metal/Rock” which at first listen did not really appeal to me but the album has grown on me. Wicked World
has to be my favorite song on the album.
Their Debut album Heed to the Voices at the Red Room in Whangaparaoa. The studio was built specifically for this album, and now operates as a not-for-profit studio, for other recording artists who may not necessarily be able to afford full price, quality studio time.
The boys have worked had and it shows with the awesome riffs and dark and unique vocal tones have lead to a bloody great album.
About The Symphony of Screams
Auckland-based group The Symphony of Screams describe their sound as ‘grungy metal’, and to quote that bible of heavy, Kerrang! magazine, sound like “NZ Napalm who hammer it home all the way.”
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for The Symphony of Screams
The power and energy that TSOS bring to the stage is amply demonstrated by the fact that they were sought out by Capital C Productions to be the main New Zealand support act at Rock to Wellington, where fans of heavy numbering over 25,000 per night were treated to their brand of uncompromising rock assault.
Their debut album Heed to the Voices was originally an NZ-only independent release, which went down so well with fans that it was re-released worldwide in late 2012 by AllGood Absolute Alternative Records, garnering positive reviews pretty much across the board. "As good as it gets" to paraphrase but one.