Day Of Reckoning.... Now You Know!!!
Every once in a while, an album comes along that re-awakens you to a genre; it presents a new outlook on the way music is defined. Houston's own Day of Reckoning's first EP INTO THE FIRE PART 1 has some fans including myself wanting to lick up every single note and verse and turning it up to 11 so the whole neighbor- hood can hear how amazing these guys. Days of Reckoning are a departure from traditional “Thrash Metal introducing complex vocals, rhythms and melodies that would feel at home in a metal song.
Rusty Cooley is the mastermind behind this new band. I have known Rusty for over 30 years; He was the kid that won at everything, (and we hated it lol) I was around when he first picked up the guitar. I have never met someone as dedicated as him. We began to think he moved away as we never seen him on the streets hanging out with us anymore. But no he was just inside perfecting his craft. But he also gives back and still to this day still teaches classes to those wanting to learn the craft.
The technical quality of this album is excellent. It seems that Rockers have finally risen from the stigma that to be metal, one's music quality has to be murky. The guitars from Rusty Cooley and Matt Hough and Michael Milsap, are pristine yet brutal; pumping out spine tingling riffs and runs) while the vocals from (Brad Lambert) are distorted, powerful and vicious.
The thundering drums from (Jared Sandhy) are balanced wonderfully with the rest of the instruments. He plays with the flair and authority needed to support such an amazing ensemble of musicians
The songs themselves reach new highs. With titles like The Voice of Morgan Freeman, and Left to Follow this album is truly epic. Besides the absolute brutal and hair-raising musical aspects, the lyrics are eloquent and poetic. Though a “party hard,” rock ‘n roller on the outside, Brad Lambert is a very thoughtful and wellspoken vocalist.
This was masterfully produced, beautifully performed and catchy as hell. If you're into death metal, speed metal, groovin' metal rhythms or phenomenal drums, you NEED to check this album out.
click on the image to see Day Of Reckoning perform “The Voice of Morgan Freeman”