3.12.11

Theocracy - As the World Bleeds (2011)


Theocracy is a progressive metal band from USA, and to be specific, they sing a Christian influenced lyric with heavy guitar riff decorated there. If you haven't familiar, just imagine music as in Symphony X and Megadeth combined. Lately this November the band released their third album "As the World Bleeds" under Ulterium Label. I haven't listen any of their previous works but familiar with some of their Christmas tunes. And oh my, how surprised I am hearing how fantastic their music on this album to be.

As the World Bleeds is a complete metal experience, started from an 11 minutes epic "I Am", a song with complete symphonic and progressive elements will burn your ear. The guitarist name Val Allen Wood sounds really talented with his mastery over fret board as virtuosic as other well known metal axeman, the guy should be remember well after this point.

Nailed is the album's Youtube release, came before the album official release, the song started with basic formula, a riff and a tasty drumming, yet it is the basic you'll need to enjoy metal. Somehow the vocalist, as good as he is, sounds like he reserve a bit of humor in his voices, the aggressiveness also reminds me of Avenged Sevenfold type of music.  Then there is A Gift of Music, a relaxing tune in the middle. I need to mentioned other favorite tracks, Altar to the Unknown God and then the album closed with the title song, As the World Bleeds. This last one started with a strong worship tune slowly build into awesome metal epilogue.

Theocracy's As the World Bleeds is a great addition to your must have metal album. Commercially the album now charted 40 Billboard Heatseeker Chart as December 2011. The album also seems wide well accepted by critics and internet reviewers. Their social network are active where they maintained good communication with their dedicated fans. A great band with young talented musicians over there. I'll rated this album 9 out of 10.


Album Art Cover


Theocracy - As the World Bleeds (2011, Ulterium)
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01. I Am
02. The Master Storyteller
03. Nailed
04. Hide In The Fairytale
05. The Gift Of Music
06. 30 Pieces Of Silver
07. Drown
08. Altar To The Unknown God
09. Light Of The World
10. As the World Bleeds

Line-up
Matt Smith - vocals, guitar, keyboards, orchestration
Val Allen Wood - guitar
Jonathan "Jon" Hinds - guitar
Shawn Benson - drums
Jared Oldham - bass

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