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VARGA – Return Of The Metal

Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Hot on the heels of 2013’s ENTER THE METAL is another 6 pack dose of Varga Metal. RETURN OF THE METAL continues on where we left off less than a year ago with some heavy and complex music filled with double kicks and guitar solo’s a plenty.

As with the last one, RETURN OF THE METAL is just that, a return to the Metal. Many of today’s so-called Metal bands are anything but. I will not get into genre’s or sub-genre’s but pure, basic Metal is what Varga is about. Some may label it Progressive Metal or what have you due to the complexity of the instrumentation and song structure but the bottom line is it’s pure Heavy Metal at the end of the day. There are some Thrash overtones in a few places making it a very interesting album to listen to especially for those of us that grew up in the 80’s. It reminds us of discovering those Thrash albums by a band like Death Angel or Slayer. There are similarities to early Megadeth on “Money Talks” especially in Joe’s vocals where he sounds like early Mustaine with some of the phrases and words. Add in the guitar riffs and you have one killer disc.

As a new fan to Varga I can easily recommend you check them out. This is pure Metal, Canadian style. Crank it and enjoy!

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