Label: AMN Records, AMN Records
Bio: They're Back & Heavier Than Hell!
“As a musician, I love stuff like this, fast, technical, virtuoso musicians playing their bollocks off ... Stranglehold are incredible musicians and they’re debut is an example of the same. “Total Eclipse” opens the album and sets the tone (and the pace). And it’s pacey stuff; sublime tempo changes combine with some belting musicianship ...there’s a good mix of music throughout, sub-five minute stabs “Discretion” and seven-minute, mini-epics, “Dying By Design” and notably “Subliminal Stimulus” a shredtabulous piece. Due to the quality of the musicians involved, there is a lot going on within each song and to their credit they’ve managed to avoid it sounding cluttered. It holds the attention very well, erring on the side of instrumentalist without being too “Dream Theater”.”