"I recommend this album ("Crashing Down") to all true metal lovers; I hope they come around my area because it would be great to see their live performance. Thinking about what bands to compare them too, but they really got their own vibe happening: Pantera, early Motorhead or Anthrax are the closest I can think of."
AEA Zine from NYC & Hard Rocker Magazine from Poland
“The deep blue sea turns black with the release of “Crashing Down."
Piranah has more internet buzz and release hype than any other band I have ever reviewed.
Chris Higgins, drummer, of the “Blue Collar Metal” rockers, Piranah, works closely with Social Expansion Network, out of Nashville, Tennessee, making sure Piranah takes a bite and chomps up the music market web worldwide.
The title track "Crashing Down” has such an intense intro that the listener is hooked in with the first double bass pedal you hear.
Drummer, Chris Higgins controls the tempo in Piranah and excels every track into a metal frenzy.
Darren Andrews' vocals are hard core, yet you can tell the voice techniques and training are behind the off the charts notes and power he exudes in tracks like: the title track, "Crashing Down” and "Snake Crawl."
Thorin Milliken on bass/vocals and Matt Seckinger’s guitars, pull it all together with smooth transitional leads by Matt and Thorin's bass energy completing the tight ”
The Milwaukee Rock Music Examiner
"Piranah is amazing and continues to put out more quality metal in the Nashville rock scene. They've out done themselves again. I can tell you what you are missing on "The Piranah Black Album" but you will never really know unless you experience it yourself. A must hear album from front to back...check it out."
Tony Stone WBUZ 102.9 FM
"You know how when some bands start playing, you might be impressed, but maybe not moved? Bag that. Piranah takes over a stage, a club, a venue, and brings something extraordinary to their performance. Yeah, it's energy. Yeah, it's talent (OMG, Thorin and Chris!!!). Yeah, it's inspiration. But there is something different, something "more" about this band. Their records rock; the live gigs will floor you. It's a vibe that seems almost unmistakable, that these guys are something VERY special. What a privilege to catch them at this stage of their career!"
Robert (Bob) Tigert, Tigert Communications
"INFERNAL HAILZ TO NASHVILLE'S PIRANAH! A TRUE HARDCORE, "BLUE COLLAR METAL" BAND. Piranah are a hard working, dedicated and tenacious band. Their music speaks for itself, armed with brutal screaming guitar riffs, a pummeling drum attack, thick ass bass grooves and throat shredding vocals that pack a punch and enough drive to stir up a frenzy of a mosh pit in a crowd of headbangers anywhere. Piranah are definitely a hellfire force to reckon with. Enough said."
EARL "THE DUKE OF THRASH" ROONEY
“About our drummer Chris Higgins - "You have groove and you hit hard! That's all good brother! So many "metal" bands forgot what groove is...nice to hear! Keep up the good work! \m/"
Metal Blade & Perris Records recording artist, ”
Shawn Duncan - DC4 ,Odin, Sessions/touring drummer
"High Energy, Whisky Drinkin', Ass-Kickin' Roll Up Your Sleeves and Throw the Fuck Down Metal... EXACTLY what you'd expect from a Nashville based metal band. I'd love to see what these guys would do at the Grand Ole Opry?"
- Jeff Totten - CEO of Project Independent, Inc
“Rat Skates is a filmmaker, writer and musician. He is most widely known as a pioneer of D.I.Y. musicians, director of music documentaries and his contributions to the thrash metal genre as the founding drummer of OVERKILL. Rat had this to say about Piranah. - "Piranah is 100% metal...and that's all that matters."
Rat Skates - founding drummer of OVERKILL
"Piranah are a great, high octane live band. They thrash with the best of them".
David Ellefson - Megadeth
“ "My thoughts on Mutation......total truth.....the first time I heard it, I couldn't get it out of my head at work all the next day. It's catchy, but hard-hitting at the same time! Visions of the Damned makes me feel like I'm in a movie....walking down a dirty alley and seeing the sights. I see a drunk passed out and clutching his bottle.....a beaten child crying and trying to hide....an old washed up whore.....a crippled vet asking for change just to be able to have a cup of coffee. It gives me chills!”
Deviants Underground Radio
"Just like their namesake, Piranah's music has real bite. The driving rhythms combined with killer lyrics gives this band a professional production value Primal.FM looks for in its workout music. I'm glad and honored to add Chris and the band to our playlist lineup." Don Christoff, Creator Primalis, Primal.FM
“Piranah is best served up live and hot! Their self titled album is in my daily rotation and should be in yours. One of Nashville's premium metal gems, they are fantastic showmen and a hard hitting band. Not for the squeamish yet not to me missed, excellent work gentlemen! - NashvilleRock.org
"Recently nominated for the Music City Mayhem Award’s Best Metal Song of 2010, “I Am” is perhaps Piranah’s most commercial sounding track and is just screaming out for radio play. This one really does have it all, killer riffs, a hooky chorus, Thorin Milliken’s bass notes biting through that Higgins pace and a finish I can just hear fans screaming back live!"
Nashville Metal Bands (NMB)
“Piranah have in the short space of time I've known of them become one of my personal favorites and I believe that any self respecting rocker or metal head’s music collection is incomplete without Piranah in it. "I Am" -this track left me speechless. I couldn't help imagining the band live in concert, as the “Live” feeling comes through in their music with an awesome vibrancy and electrifying energy.
“Piranah’s new album is hands down the best indie metal album I have heard this year. Front to back the entire album grabs hold and doesn’t let go. The first single “I Am” will rip up the air waves as soon as it hits. ”
Bonnie, owner, Dungeon Promotions
"Metal is at its best with great riffs that will stick in your head for days and words that will have you waking up singing them." That's what happened to me this morning. I woke up singing “I Am” and still haven't got it out of my head today.
Tony Stone 102.9 WBUZ
“Working with PIRANAH was a great experience! They kick ass! They have great melodies and great rhythms, but they don't sound like anyone else. One of my favorite songs is "I Am,” great groove, melody and driving guitars. It's a hit! Catch their live show if you get a chance.
Voytek Kochanek Grammy winning producer
"Piranah is underground gold."