May 21, 2019 Visigoth – Bells of Awakening (7″ Review)
Following the release of their full-length album, Conqueror’s Oath, last year, Visigoth return with a new 2 track 7” release on Friday, May 24th, entitled Bells of Awakening, through Metal Blade Records.
Looking back at the band’s history, they came together back in Salt Lake City, Utah. A quintet, Visigoth includes Vocalist Jake Rogers, Bassist Matt Brotherton, Drummer Mikey Tee, along with Guitarists Leeland Campana and Jamison Palmer. Initially formed in 2010, by 2012 Visigoth would release their debut EP, The Final Spell, which led to a record deal with Metal Blade. Going on to release The Revenant King in early 2015, the full-length record would help them gain much of their underground following, leading them to the success of the aforementioned Conqueror’s Oath.
Now with summer set to begin, Bells of Awakening is an exciting offer of two brand new songs – “Fireseeker” and “Abysswalker.” Both giving a nod to Classic Metal with their crushing guitar riffs and overall sound, Rogers’ vocals lend a vintage style to both songs. Tracks that could also both be classified as Power Metal anthems, they put Visigoth’s approach on par with Iron Maiden, Manowar, and Dio. That said, if you are a straight-forward fan of Heavy Metal and have not given Visigoth a listen yet, you definitely should! Hoping for more soon, Cryptic Rock gives Bells of Awakening 5 out of 5 stars.