DEMO EP REVIEW
PATH OF BETRAYAL
1. 1939 RETURNING
Formed just over a year ago, Path Of Betrayal
are a four piece band based in London and actually produced this three track
demo back in December, 2002. With each of the members having been in other
bands prior to this, their focus is not just on the music but also to use
the lyrics as a channel to vent any political ideals with which they feel
All the songs follow the same style that incites a full-on heavy metalcore bombardment. It’s a rudimentary sound of thumping drums, savage raw guitars and unrefined shouting vocals that takes old school nineties metal and drops it into a hardcore melting pot. “1939 Returning” taking the destructive metalcore path, “Public Secret” gets all demonic and evil in between flowing riffs, while “Box Of Frogs” heads for pure nineties heavy metal territory in a Sepultura or Machine Head sort of way.
If heavy chugging riffs, double bass drums combined with dense and angry, growling vocals are your bag, then this is a band to watch for. This demo has fairly uninspiring and flat production and was obviously done on a tight budget (as is the case with most self financed releases), but it does the job of getting acquainted and with their debut EP on the horizon it will be interesting to chart the progression.
- Rigsby (29th