Editor's Rating

Have a listen to "The Rush"

Rating out of 10

The Five Hundred – The Veil

Release Date: 21st April 2017
London Road Records
Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2qwpYwa

Groove Metal and Metalcore blenders, The Five Hundred are a five piece coming all the way from Nottingham, UK. They have recently released their upcoming EP titled ‘The Veil’. which was released through London Road Records and produced by Justin Paul Hill (Sikth, Heart Of A Coward and Betraying The Martyrs.) This is a follow up to their 2015 EP ‘Winters‘. The Five Hundred are fresh off a tour supporting Carnifex in Eastern European, which is sure to be a highlight of the band’s early career.

What can you expect from ‘The Veil‘? First of all, it is a five track EP with a mixture of  heavy, haunting and melodic riffs. The opening track, ‘Aftermath is a mysterious interlude which kicks the EP off perfectly and really sets the vibe to what you can expect on this release. Already from the first two tracks titled ‘Ghost In The Flames and ‘The Rush‘ I can tell that this band have stepped up their game with technical riffs and crunchy hooks; balancing the heaviness and softer parts, with harsh vocals combined with clean vocals in each song.

My standout track on this album straight away is ‘The Rush‘, because of its haunting and melodic mix of riffs as well as John Eley‘s vocal mix that adds that extra emotive vibe to the track. This track sounds like it takes influence from the likes of Lamb Of God, especially with the groove metal techniques of the drums mixed with Eley’s vocals. They sound like the mix of Tomas Lindberg from At The Gates harsh vocals with Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die‘s style of cleans.

The Five Hundred have released a killer second EP and they are surely going to be making a name for themselves, proving to be one of the hottest UK metal bands out there. ‘The Veil‘ is a well-produced EP and I’m looking forward to seeing these guys live again. If you’re an old school metalhead like me, you should check these guys out, they blend so many great metal bands together.

For Fans Of: At The Gates, Lamb Of God, All Shall Perish

Check out the video for The Rush below:

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