Based in Chicago and playing that often loved and derided genre of metal, power metal, Scars of Armageddon have teamed up with Pure Steel Promotion to release their second album Dead End. The album cover is solid power metal, with skulls and mystical imagery dotted all over the place. It makes for an intriguing image when listening to the record.
Starting with the aptly named Prelude, anticipation builds and is met with a firm riff and drum onslaught in title track Dead End. The movement continues circling through the songs as Lockdown, Wasteland and Elf Revolution show off the guitar and vocal skills of the band. Painting an image of desolation, hope and revolution within the palette of the songs that they have crafted, Scars of Armageddon do not let up. They continue to craft songs built on hooks, melody and solid riffs throughout the album, and for that, they deserve credit and platitude.
This album is one that I think will stand the test of time and ensure that Scars of Armageddon get the recognition that they deserve. A solid album. It is released on Friday, 15th December. 8/10.