Self released – 2012 – United Kingdom
ASH THE SKY is a two men band from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (or something like that) in the UK and the subject of this review is their three song promo recording. Michael Felder (seven string guitars/vocals) and his partner in crime Chris Morgan (5-string bass) have created something that is really far from bad.
The first track “Let Freedom Ring” is a melodic thrash attack with a modern touch – imagine something like LAMB OF GOD but with much more melody. Michael Felder’s vocals remind me of the old style of IN FLAMES’ Anders Friden.
The second song “No Mercy” is a fast song in the vein of ARCH ENEMY with some remarkable guitar soloing.
The closing track “Conflict” shows fully the impressive instrumental skills of Michael Felder.
The promo have a decent sound so you can easily hear the ideas of ASH THE SKY. In case you like melodic and aggressive thrash – check this band out!