CONVENT GUILT – Guns For Hire (CD)
Heavy Metal music purveyors of blistering guitars and total loudness Convent Guilt hail from the land of Roos and Koala Bears, and yes you guessed it, as they’re from Australia.
Musically, these guys are a strong blend of a younger and fresher Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and even Motorhead in places. The singing reminds so much of Rob Halford in the early days of Judas Priest, though the range is not that spectacular, but these Aussie’s have a good vocal style and energy, anyhow. Their music is an interesting hybrid of Iron Maiden meets Motorhead meets Saxon. Now this is what I call daring and gutsy, to take all of these different styles and meld them into one sound: Convent Guilt. Also, plenty of Paul Di’Anno vocal influences can be heard on the wicked sounding “Perverse Alter”. And choruses on this song also showcase some Halford style shouted stylisms too. Convent Guilt’s music is by no means considered new heavy metal because they have such an old school style of riffing and lead runs, you really will feel that you’re reliving the eighties all over again –whoa.
“They Took Her Away” is the only song out of the eight songs featured on this disc, which has more of a folkloric sound with its acoustic intro and then it blasts off into uncharted heavy metal territory, with some punk influences within the vocals for good measure.
“Guns For Hire” is 100% heavy metal with some of the best influences shining through, and hopefully someday you just might see Convent Guilt playing a hole in the wall club near you. The good thing about these guys is, they’re far from selling out anytime soon. [Shadow Kingdom] Sarjoo Devani