It’s not often that we can sit here and be writing up a review in first person and talking about how excited we are to be writing what we are, but tonight is that exception. We just had the pleasure of hearing the brand new debut album from Edge of Attack right here on Nuclear Fallout Radio and what can we say other than, “WOW!”.
It’s been almost 5 1/2 years since I’ve handed out an A+ rating for a band. Actually it might have even been longer than that, but it’s hard to remember with what has come and gone over the years. We find many bands that have kick ass guitars, a great drummer, decent bass, and a good lead singer. We rarely see one that has the best of all four. Tonight there’s an exception, and that’s Edge of Attack.
Edge of Attack is a band from the Great White North. A group of two girls and two guys from the town of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada who have come on to the scene like none we’ve seen in a very long time. These guys are young and I mean very young for a band that has the sound they have. If you could Imagine Megadeth by the time they hit their 4th studio album ‘Rust in Peace’ in 1991 after being around for 5 years, that’s where Edge of Attack is on their debut album. Honestly, I don’t even think these guys are old enough to drink here in the states. An unbelievable sound from such a young group of people. They have the musical maturity that you expect out of bands who have been around the block a few times, not one just releasing their first taste into the world.
There’s a reason why we chose these guys to be our featured Hard Rock Artist of the month and a lot of that had to do with what we heard in the debut singles, ‘Forever’ and ‘Crimson Rain.’ That’s not all they had in store for us as you can hear in the great powerful sounds they have in the title track to their album ‘Edge of Attack’ and the sudden speed metal they throw at you in ‘Set the World Aflame.’ Every bit of this album will keep you banging your head throughout and you’ll finish it with the biggest grin you’ve had in years. You’ll know there’s hope for Rock/Metal in a world dominated by crap pop.
The lead guitarist of Edge of Attack; Jurekk Whipple, gives us something amazing we haven’t heard out of new guitarists in a long time: The ability to keep us in awe while banging out heads at the same time. Add in the lead vocals of Roxanne Gordey, thrilling bass of Denver Whipple, and the swift drums of Trevor Swain and you’ve got a combination of new Hard Rock/Metal that we haven’t seen in at least a decade. Edge of Attack is the near perfect combination anyone should be looking for in a modern Hard Rock/Metal band.
Our favorite tracks on this album include: ‘Crimson Rain,’ ‘Rise Above,’ and ‘Set The World Aflame’ but the entire album is world listening to start to finish any day of the week. That’s why this album is getting our very first A+ in 5 1/2 years. Many great things to come from this small town band and we’ll be there watching every step of the way!