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Totally Tankered 'Edge Of The World' E.P. REVIEW - 8th May 2017
TOTALLY TANKERED - Neil
"This is another one of those bands that I'd never heard of, until they popped up on our review list. After listening to the video for 'Everytime' they'd posted, I decided this EP was mine.

Titan Breed describe themselves as a Metal band, drawing inspiration from bands like Pantera and Sabbath, which clearly shows in their music. The entire EP has a mix of clean and growling vocals, and it's nice to hear that the growling is actually pretty easy to understand! That's a good example of the Pantera influence at work . Kicking things off is 'Warsteiner' with it's bass-heavy intro that very much reminds me of old-school Korn. I also noticed this seems to be the only song on the EP with no guitar solo, an odd choice that actually works very well.

Following on from that is 'Everytime', which also happens to be the official single for this release. Heavy guitars and pounding drums kick off the song, though I note there is much less emphasis on the bass line compared to the previous offering. A fairly slow-paced solo is present, but it's technically very complex and adds a fantastic sound to the track.

Things change up a little with 'Be My Saviour' which actually reminds me of a song you'd find on an AOR album over a metal one. Most of the vocals are clean-sounding rather than growly. About halfway through the track, the music seems to take on an "otherworldly" feel and the track becomes heavier, but it is blended exceptionally well. 'The Undiscovered' is our fourth song on the EP, bringing with it another bass-heavy rhythm and clean vocal style. We're back to sounding like Korn once more, which I have no problem with in the slightest. The growling vocals seem to have taken a back seat in this offering, but they compliment the clean vocals amazingly well. The second half of the song is much heavier in terms of rhythm and bass lines, but this is absolutely perfect for some old fashioned head bobbing.

Finishing off the EP is 'Descend Into Isolation', which kicks you straight in the balls with a technically complex guitar rhythm and a clean vocal style. However, unlike the previous two songs, the two singers trade off on the verses and compliment each other perfectly during the chorus. It's an amazing blend of melody and heavy riffs to top off the EP. Overall, I really enjoyed this offering. There's an amazing blend of clean and growling lyrics to keep both sides of the fence happy. I really enjoy the songs with heavy bass lines and it's very clear what musical styles the band are trying to implement.

In short, this is an EP that will treat your ears gently and with care one moment, then blow your ear drums out and remind you this is metal in a raw form. It takes no prisoners, makes no apologies and expects you to like it… which I really did.

Can't wait to see what Titan Breed have for us in the form of an album!"

9/10

Originally posted at www.totallytankered.com

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Devils Gate Media LIVE REVIEW - Friday 28th October 2016
(Titan Breed opening for Attica Rage @ The O2 ABC2, Glasgow,UK
"Opening the evening up were Titan Breed, a local five-piece, that offered up an all-out assault on the senses, in the same vein as Machine Head or Pantera. Don't worry if your missed the name, as well-oiled vocalist Johnny Hollis, reminded us at every chance, "We are Titan Fucking Breed", sometimes changing it to "Fucking Titan Breed". Not short of confidence, Hollis stalked the stage like a maniac, with a microphone as his weapon of choice. He clearly enjoyed his evening, and encouraged punters at the front into starting a pit, saying that if they did, then he'd get in amongst them. What followed was a bizarre scene, as two guys circled each other, like stags during rutting season, before they came together in a sumo-like clash. Hollis was good to his word, and he was over the barrier, joining in. Musically, Titan Breed opt for the dual vocal approach, Hollis brought the low growls, while guitarist Pete McCoy excelled with his clean vocals. The vast majority witnessed Titan Breed for the first time, and their excellent set ended to nods of approval from the grizzled, older metal heads in the audience."


Originally posted at www.devilsgatemedia.com

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Jace Media LIVE REVIEW - Friday 28th October 2016
(Titan Breed opening for Attica Rage @ The O2 ABC2, Glasgow,UK
"First up tonight were the forgers of metal, consultants of groove Titan Breed. The guys were brought onto the bill pretty late so would not have had much time to get their act together for this show. You also have to take into account the fact that this band only formed last year and their first gig was in April this year. You could add all this to the mix and expect a nervous start but hell no, this may be a young band but the members have all been around the block and they definitely turned some heads tonight.

I was delighted to hear they were added to tonights bill as I was unable to attend their previous gigs and I was hearing good things about them. I am well familiar with guitarist/singer Pete McCoy's previous work so I was hoping this band would at least live up to that, unfortunately they didn't..they outshone it in one performance. I was literally blown away and looking round this room and speaking to people later the feeling was mutual.

They kicked of with "Warsteiner" and I loved this song as much as the German Beer. Johnny Hollis enthusiasm was contagious as he bounded around the stage, his growls, screams and vocals were raspy, edgy and perfect for any old school Pantera fans. But this band is not one to get bogged down to one genre as they have their hidden weapon in Pete McCoy and his melodic pipes. He plays a running battle with johnny and the light and shade worked so well.

They managed a seven song set of all originals, all cracking and I can tell you right now this band are one to watch and one I will stick my neck out and say are going places. What a cracking start to the night.."


Originally posted at www.jacemedia.co.uk

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Gobophotography / Revel Rouser LIVE REVIEW - Friday 28th October 2016
(Titan Breed opening for Attica Rage @ The O2 ABC2, Glasgow,UK
"Fresh and most certainly driven Titan Breed have been writing a rousing batch of material to kick start themselves into the gig scene, blasting off with their second live show performance in Glasgow's 'Garage Attic.' Without doubt the collective own a striking fully-fledged confidence which has generated itself through their past musical experiences and own, as a collective a passionate drive for the same strains of metal, no doubt helping to inspire and feed off each others creative sparks during their creative time together in the studio.

Titan Breed is one of those names which has a familiar ring, it almost seems like they are a band who have been established a long time however they have only just formed mid 2015. The confidence and musicianship of being in other bands gives them an edge and I can envisage a ever swelling fan-base with each and every show they play. I was wholly impressed by the turn out at the Garage Attic, the crowd was dedicated and supportive of all three performing bands which created a undeniable unified atmosphere where heads were banging and firsts were pumping stage front.

There was a strong continuity to the night as each band displayed their own unique take on influences which has drove them to create music in the first place. Titan Breed demonstrated a superb display of raw southern metal, maintaining masses of groove in their riffage and an exciting interchange of vocals parts that swayed between singing, deep penetrating growls to infectious harmonies.

Titan Breed own that stirring combination of old and new influence which makes up a unique take on the music which has helped them grow and flourish as musicians. There is an absolute solidness, along with ferocity which demonstrates power within the very core of this band as their superb musicianship draws intrinsic characteristics to their playing style and over all deliverance. I can only envisage great things ahead; with masses of dedication and a focused projection of live shows; along with dedicated support, the sky is far from the limit!."


Originally posted at www.facebook.com/gobophotographyglasgow/
 

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