|Posted by Kibitzer on December 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM|
CAGE: Science of Annihilation
(Released on Music Buy Mail, 2009)
By The Kibitzer
Hey there Metal Warriors!!! The Kibitzer is bad again to catch up on some CD’s that I have missed during my hiatus from the Metal scene. This one came out of left field fro me as did the band when I saw them live for the first time at the “Iron and Steel Fest II” back on October 23, 2010. Let me introduce to you Sean Pen on vocals, Dave Garcia and Anthony Wayne McGiness on guitars, Mike Giordano on bass and Norm Leggio on drums and together they are CAGE!!! I have reviewed many Power Metal bands in the past but these guys bring it big time! They have been around since 1992 and through the years, they have garnered quite a cult following. Truthfully, the day that I saw them live was the day that I discovered them. Shame on me, I know, but to witness the great show that these guys put on plus the vibe that they emit is a great feeling! From the packaging to the music,”Science of Annihilation”, just flows Metal! This is just one out of the very few Metal CD’s that comes out these days where you can lay down on your bed with the liner notes, read and try to decipher the lyrics and just stare at the artwork in awe for hours! Not many Metal bands have that effect on me today as it did when I was a teenager growing up. I’m very happy that CAGE is keeping the scene and culture alive! The CD is not only a cornucopia of straightforward songs that are in your face, but like a flash fire in the forest, this CD will incinerate you to the core! Tracks like “Spirit of Vengeance”, “Planet Crusher”, “Power of a God”, “Stranger in Black” and “Die Glocke” (the mysterious Nazi experiment) are songs that just keep coming at you like a blitzkrieg! The thunderous vocals by provided by Sean Peck and the twin lead guitar solos by Dave Garcia and Anthony Wayne McGiness steal the show here! Now that’s what I’m talking about! With the Stalwart and noteworthy release of “Science of Annihilation”, this is their seminal masterpiece. A metallic opus all on it’s own that proves that U.S. Power Metal is just as big and bad as it was years ago! I really can’t help but scratch my head and say to myself, “I discovered these guys in 2010 and they’ve been around for 19 years?!! Where the hell have I been?!” Take my word for it. This is a great CD and if you’re a connoisseur of Power Metal, like me, then pick this CD up now! I highly recommend it! I give this CD 5 out of 5 stars! This is The Kibitzer reminding you to never sell your soul to the devil because all sales are final. Now let’s RAGE!!!
- THE KIBITZER
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