The Canadian metal act Varga is back with yet another solid offering. Titled Enter The Metal, this new disc boasts a dose of metal that is as heavy and thrashy as it is progressive.
While Enter The Metal has enough crunch and grit to satisfy even the most discriminate of metal enthusiasts, not to mention the thundering drums and big beefy riffs that propel things along at a swift, neck-snapping pace, I feel that it is the progressive elements woven into the fabric of each song that really takes things to the next level – the playing is terrific yet tasteful and never comes across as pretentious or showy.
I find that many bands in the prog/metal genres tend to overdue things a bit, but that is not the case on Enter The Metal. I think Varga have managed to achieve a perfect balance of meat and shred, and all in all, the album is a good listen. This one is definitely worth your time and attention.