In the new barrage of Power Metal acts, few could hold a candle to Code Black. Strain as they will, most fall far short of greatness. Code Black‘s 2004 opus, “Penetration” [Arctic Music], is the surly exception.
With tight, crushing rhythms and massive grooves, Code Black makes a thunderous assault. The vocals are a rough-hewn, deep yell with a punishing edge. Code Black makes it brutal.
The best cuts include the tenebrous frenzy of “Hell Of A World,” “Penetration,” the intensity of “Escape Vision Pain,” and “Nothing Left.”
Overall, Code Black is superior Power Metal band. It’s a crushing, mutilated wonder. Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: Nevermore, Meliah Rage, Twelfth Gate, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net or LifeEraser@aol.com
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.