From that you might think that i am not a fan of this genre of the music, on the contrary, I love it. I have a BLS lyric tattooed on my arm and Pantera was my early teen transition from 'Hybrid Theory' to Iron Maiden, so they hold a special place in my heart. So when Stone Angels came across my ears I was excited, partially cause I thought it was an old BLS song at first. Despite this style of music that brings back a lot of good memories, why don't I like it?
... Cause it's not new, it's the same riffs that a hundred bands have played before with the same song titles like "Devils Child" "Shadow of a Black Sun" and "Misplaced Memories". These guys are clearly accomplished musicians as the quality is of a good standard, the singer has a unique and good sound and they obviously understand how to structure songs and make music. Unfortunately in this day and age that's not enough. I want to be excited, I want to hear something new that takes these base ideas and makes it sound like something nobodies ever done before.