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Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF
Band Metal Metal





With a bunch of the sludgy melodic metal bands that I am asked to review, a common theme is coming to the surface. It is one that some bands have full awareness of, while others do not. It is called the “Mastodon Effect.” I define the Mastodon Effect as the trickling down of Mastodon’s influence to bands that would be considered their national peers. In turn, bands on a regional level search out their favorite era of the band and find the joy and greatness that lies within. Then a local band will find that influence in a regional band they have appreciation of. Hence, the band has no idea how much they have been under that spell. In some cases, unknowingly, the comparisons are made…and the band says…what? I say this, it depends on the album you are listening to. Furthermore, they do not hear it within themselves. Obviously, this is the trend of all music, in all eras, at all times. However, we can not deny that this is happening now with the new crop of hungry bands that are on the rise. And to be honest, if that is who you are to be compared to, it is not a bad thing.
There are many bands that meet this criteria that are downright awful. However, Buffalo based Methos, is not one of those bands. They sound like a lot of the bands they would list as influences. However, I picked out the passed down range referenced in my first paragraph. Their debut CD is highly original, and a sure fire ass kicker! The recently released, Revelation, is an all out attack on the senses. It is both creative in scope, and masterful beyond the band’s years. The message of gloom and doom is present and in your face, and the music’s progressive aggression pushes it along so well.
It was easiest to pick out my favorite tracks on this album. I will start with “One Foot In The Grave,” which delivers skull crushing balance while announcing apocalyptic insight. I am one who truly understands a statement like, “We are the children ff the world. With One Foot In The Grave.” Of course, this statement is highly relevant today. Especially when compounded with a lyrical boast of, “Finding the brightest light, like moths to an open flame. Burn all the heretics, no one left here to blame.” It is a strong message on the highest of levels. Many of these tracks are cautionary and unapologetic in their prophetic nature. On the track “Empty Inside,” the talented band continues it’s a collective combo of aural assault and verbal discourse. Singer Shawn Beagle howls, “I see the scars on your face, its your affliction. w2And your fall from grace, its a benediction.” To this I say, fuck yes! You are right!
Aside from the great music that makes up this disc, the cover art is something of extraordinary value in it self. The “Revelation” artwork was designed by PoltArt Illustrations , whose work has been featured with bands such as Lamb of God, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Nightshade, Twisted.
The whole package is recommended. Pick it up or download it soon. Here’s to another great band on the rise in Upstate New York. Cheers! - Upstate Metal


Official Online RELEASE of "Revelation"

Over a year in the making, this album will be a new testament to metal in the year 2012. METHOS had labored and slaved to create this ominous blend of creative harmonies and melodic crunch.

"Revelation, is an all out attack on the senses. It is both creative in scope, and masterful beyond the band’s years. The message of gloom and doom is present and in your face, and the music’s progressive aggression pushes it along so well." ~Erik Jensen/Upstate Metal~

Methos - Revelation [2012] (Indie)

1. Believe it 04:53
2. Empty Inside 04:26
3. One Foot in the Grave 04:05
4. Resurrection 06:14
5. Falter 04:02
6. Time Stands Still 04:55

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Revelation is our first EP. Fully written and recorded by us for YOU!
album artwork was created by PoltArt Illustrations
All Rights Reserved [Hard copy will be avail in march 2012]



"I killed. But I didn't kill a hundred. I killed a thousand. I killed TEN thousand! And I was good at it. And it wasn't for vengeance, it wasn't for greed. It was because... I liked it. Do you know who I was? I was Death - Death on a horse. When mothers warned their children that the monster would get them, that monster was me. I was the nightmare that kept them awake at night. Is that what you want to hear?! The answer is yes. Oh, yes I've Killed" ~Methos~

4000 yrs ago then the world was young, a horriffic sight was released upon the world, The Four Horsemen. They streched across the lands bringing war famine pestilence and death, untill they were forgotten by time itself. all these years later as we get everpresent to the end of days, the Return of the fourth horseman arrives by his true name METHOS. ...We are here to tell his tale.

Formed in late 2011 this group of seasoned artists have strive to create a sound that is new yet old, touching on all the influences they have grown up with. Being a fairly new group the story has not even started to be written.

At the end of 2011 Methos made their debut opening for Rose Funeral and Battlecross of MetalBlade Records fame. Progressively the shows started to roll in, In 2012 Along with the release of their first album "Revelation" and video for their track "Believe It" has boosted them to a premier act in Buffalo NY.