ALBUM THE DAWN OF ARES
LABEL Iron Shield Records
OUT June 25th, 2021
OUR RATING 80/100
XENOS is as project born three years ago and led by Ignazio Nicastro, bassist of EVERSIN.
The band is dedicated to a pure form of Thrash Metal, enriched by a personal touch.
Sharp riffing and killer solos played by guitarist Giuseppe Taormina, a pounding drums by Danilo Ficicchia (Eversin), a driving bass and a vitriol voice is what you will have listening to XENOS.
First album "Filthgrinder" came out in 2020; because of the pandemic touring wasn’t possible, so the band had time for writing new stuff.
The new album is called "The Dawn Of Ares" and will be available on June 2021 via IRON SHIELD.
Nine songs in this new platter opened by the I AM THE MACHINE, classic thrash song with a contemporary touch, enriched by a brilliant solo and parts more structured.
ALL SHALL FALL is another right shot, powerful with interesting tempo changes; a sound grandiloquent and dark at times, enhanced by a great solo in the last slice of the song.
They go on with the title track opened where arpeggios and groovy and sharp riffs live together making somethin’ interesting.
CIRCLE OF LIES is a powerful and more direct tune, followed by great SHIELDS.
After INTERCEPTORS, we appreciate THE PROPHET, a more various track, and STILL TO THE FRONT, that grows second after second.
The brilliant THE HEALER ends in the best way a great album that we suggest!!
1. I AM THE MACHINE
2. ALL SHALL FALL
3. THE DAWN OF ARES
4. CIRCLE OF LIES
7. THE PROPHET
8. STILL TO THE FRONT
9. THE HEALER
Ignazio Nicastro VC BG
Giuseppe Taormina GT
Danilo Ficicchia DR