New Review // Protest the Hero – Scurrilous
Each week I highlight the pick of the new album releases for Joe.ie. This week, Canadian progressive metal outfit, Protest the Hero. Click here for Sputnikmusic’s Tyler Munro’s interview with lead singer Rody.
The name Protest the Hero may not roll off the tongue in this part of the world just yet, but that’s likely to change with Scurrilous, their first proper worldwide release and their third in total.
This time around, the Toronto quintet have tightened up their brand of highly-technical, geeky speed metal and made it a little bit more accessible to the average listener.
Singer Rody Walker has ditched the harsh growls and screams in favour of a fairly standard heavy metal tenor, resulting in a sound not unlike a frenetically-paced, chaotic version of 3 or Coheed and Cambria.
Nevertheless, this is not music for the faint-hearted. Scurrilous isn’t so much a group of songs as it is one changing mass of riffs and melodies with few in the way of choruses or repeated motifs.
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