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Greystone Canyon - While The Wheels Still Turn

Greystone Canyon - While The Wheels Still Turn

Label : Rockshots Music | Archive under heavy / power metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Cor : ‘While The Wheels Still Turn’ is recommended to people who like Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne according to the added info. Personally I’m pretty fond of both mentioned dinosaurs, but I don’t see that much in common with Greystone Canyon. The musicians obviously know what they’re doing, presenting a very decent mix of pretty technical metal with a western atmosphere. Maybe the combination is not the most obvious one, but as the cover art suggests, the Mexican/ western atmosphere can certainly be discovered, and this personal preference of the band does give it some originality. Many admirable technical escapes in guitars and almost prog-like arrangements are presented, which make me think in the direction of Heir Apparent at times. The sound and production are more modern though; a job done well. Maybe the mechanic sound of some drum parts can be a bit too dominant at times. The mix is done by Glen Robinson (Annihilator, Queensrÿche and Voivod) by the way. This album can be a real treat for listeners into petty technical metal, but despite the very obvious musical skills of the musicians, this one has not convinced me completely.

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