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Preacher / Press

"Foot-tappingly catchy..."

Terrorizer magazine

“..."Counterfeit Penitence" their debut album, whose artwork is somehow reminiscent of a Halford-record. The six men play classic heavy metal and make no secret of their influences...”

“FATES WARNING meets METALLICA - idiosyncratic brew! ...the actual debut is anything but light fare for occasional consumption, but here demanding, expansive compositions were quite well placed. The eleven pieces are indeed consistently decorated with melodic bits and pieces and also establish manageable size hooks, but concentrate largely on the beautiful interplay of riffs, breaks and thrilling atmosphere. The reduced set thrash guitars fit fine into the overall concept and give "Counterfeit Penitence" a fine bonus of heaviness... From the NWOBHM lovers across the supporters of the U.S. Metals up to the supporter of progressive, thrashy sounds really everyone should be able to do something with the fresh-PREACHER concoction!”

“PREACHER’s highly progressive works are actually based on exceptional ideas: furiously fast riffs combined with kind of a Sunday afternoon rhythm, for instance. Unusual combinations of driven back guitars and a dominant keyboard layer simply lying there in the foreground for several measures. Epic and partially Hardcore-like outbursts follow complicated tinkering passages. An adorable yet disturbing mixture of classic Heavy Metal and progressive elements. Unfitting repetitions are largely avoided, all together actually setting perfect preconditions.”

“...Musically, it sounds like straight-up Metal - with good, convincing guitars and drum work. Vocally, everything is absolutely in order! Technical songs often go beyond the six minute mark and changes are taken care of with some breaks. Double-bass and keyboard riffs are quite consistent and complement each other well. With a record label behind it you could certainly get a more technical mix and make the songs more punchy! But for a self-released album it's totally okay! Fans of Iron Maiden should give Preacher a listen. Review by Florian Puschke. TOUGH MAGAZINE. Germany.”

"A truly superb album... Go check out Preacher's 'Counterfeit Penitence'... It's quite hard to follow that."

Adam Perkins (GTFM) - GTFM Showcase

“Preacher come from Wales and have been making music together for 3 years. The six piece from Wales have not really broken out from their surroundings but then they rip some ass in terms of promotion. The first EP was self-recorded in a home studio, but these following ten tracks now sound much more mature in production and technology. They offer a lot of classic Heavy Metal thunderstorms and comes with a lot of passion in the vein of old Anthrax and Metallica. This is fun, entertaining to listen to and above all - gorgeously- old-fasioned. (Willi - Useless-Fanzine.de Gemany.) http://useless-fanzine.de/reviews/2173”

"A very good up and coming welsh band...will be definately worth a look... you can quote me on that"

Jonathan Millard - Jonathan Millard @ Mountain FM

“...it was their first gig and proved that they are already good enough to be a headline act. All members of the band have been in experienced bands before and have come together as an awesome super-group to form this metal band with a progressive edge which cannot easily be placed in a genre... Their songs are very technically orientated with good strong clear vocals from the lead singer, and some awesome playing from some very talented musicians. A great live band with an incredible stage presence, made more entertaining by James (keyboards) solo, the guitarists (Gav) trousers of power, Dave’s (guitarist) backing vocals from the corner of the stage and a beyond hard hitting drummer (Max) who plays as if he is playing Wembley!. Hopefully there will be something released by these guys soon, but definitely a band to see live.”