War Torn Angel
Depth/Distance by War Torn Angel (Self-released)
A compelling mixture of metal and post hardcore that will leave your senses reeling, Depth/Distance by War Torn Angel is a remarkably solid debut from a DIY band on the rise. Based out of Bluefield, Virginia, War Torn Angel is destined to conquer battlefields all across the nation, especially if Depth/Distance is any indication of future triumphs ahead. Fans of sonic terrains explored such trailblazers as The Devil Wears Prada and The Plot In You will surely find a comrade in arms when exploring the sonic artillery War Torn Angel has to unleash.
After a brief manifesto entitled Submersion, War Torn Angel detonates with the dynamic refrains of Calloused. This track features a guest appearance by Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills and it’s destined to hook the listener in for the adventures ahead.
Omega combines sonic brutality with a thrash and burn soundscape, complete with a spiraling chorus that is wondrously vibrant. Widowmaker continues on with the relentless pummeling, demonstrating a stunning sense of urgency and conviction. “Fight to win!” and “I will never take second place to your idealistic propagandas,” the lyrics scream with passions seething. And then closing out the barrage of sound way too soon is Dead Hands, an earth shattering grand finale that will leave you craving a whole lot more. “Learning is the key to living life” is the mantra found within Dead Hands leaving quite an indelible impression.
With inspiring lyrics and soaring melodies, Depth/Distance by War Torn Angel is an epic introduction to a band we’ll be hearing a lot more about in the months ahead. The resourceful War Torn Angel army consists of Brandon Casto on vocals, Eli Fry on vocals, Colby Elswick on guitar and vocals, Davey Nicewander on guitar, Michael Olivares on bass, and Shane Cyrus on drums.
(Review by Ken Morton)
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