Wednesday, November 19, 2008

MOTD - Exit 69: Melodic Power/Heavy Metal, that is all!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Exit 69
Song: The Guardian
Album: No Tomorrows
Style: Melodic Power/Heavy Metal
country/location: Pocatello, Idaho, US
release: 2002

Wow, it's been a little while. I've been kinda busy over the last couple days and I've had a bit of writer's block. In any event, I conclude my little tribute to the Idaho metal scene with this simple heavy metal band from Pocatello, Idaho. Exit 69 is labeled on the metal archives as melodic power metal, but honestly they're not that, how should I say, "powerful." I see them more as a traditional heavy metal/hard rock band. On the metal spectrum, they are about as heavy as a leaf falling from a tree, but the leaf is pretty sharp. The vocalist has a pretty powerful semi-high voice, but it has a kinda cheesy gruffiness to it. The distortion sound is a bit weak, but it kinda works in this case. The riffs are melodic and catchy, with some nice simple but skillful soloing. The lyrics attempt to be epic by telling the story of The Guardian (whoever he might be), but it's pretty cheesy stuff (That part is very power metal hehe). I doubt many will like this, but check it out! I'll be interested to see your reactions! hehe

Exit 69 - The Guardian