MUTINY BAY – Mutiny Bay

MUTINY BAY – Mutiny Bay
Released Year:
1. Heal the Scars2. The Goblin King3. Winds of Winter4. We Are One5. This Town6. Widow Maker7. Slip Away

For those like me who didn’t know, there is indeed a so-called Mutiny Bay in the beautiful northwestern tip of the USA, where the state of Washington lies; being natives of nearby Bellingham, Bob McCormack, Andy Beech, Eric Haven and Tanner Scinocco named both their band and their debut after it. And when I mention Bob McCormack, I am talking about the same amazing frontman of the legendary CHILD SAINT. Do I have your attention, now? Good! Because MUTINY BAY should not escape your attention and their first work is an incredible USPM release, without unnecessary exaggerations or unexpected surprises but it does have THE WHOLE PACKAGE!

Thirty minutes of ABSOLUTE heavy metal delight, that’s what “Mutiny Bay” is all about. Before even knowing what hit you while listening to opening track, “Heal the Scars”, a catchy, dynamic and rhythmic song, there comes the EPIC ANTHEM called “The Goblin King”, where galloping riffs combine with massive choruses and a great vocal performance by Bob McCormack. “Winds of Winter” that follows is a nice ballad but it’s no match to the next track in the list, the USPM gem named “We Are One”. Andy Beech makes a remarkable job with leading guitars in this one while Eric Haven and Tanner Scinocco built a mosaic of solidly expressive bass lines and some really skillful drumming. “This Town” brings to mind some RANDY RHOADS’ riffing and soloing while “Widowmaker” bursts out in more aggressive style. “Slip Away” is the second ballad of the album, more powerful and complex than “Winds of Winter”, a perfect closure indeed.

As it seems, the album changes its sound a lot but it does so in a very careful way so that in the end, one can hear an overall excellent metal work that showcases the very value of the underground releases.

After all, “Mutiny Bay” is without any doubt made by traditional American steel that cuts to the bone! Who can say no to such a thing?

“Mutiny Bay” was independently released on February 22nd.

Check the discussion about the album in our forum pages.

You can order the CD here.

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