REFUSER – Refuser

REFUSER – Refuser
Sleaszy Rider Records
Released Year:
1. Refuser2. Restless3. Devil's Embrace4. In the Night5. Sea of Black6. The Blasphemer7. Jason8. Extinction of Mankind9. Pompeii

REFUSER is a Greek band from the city of Patras, and was formed in 2015. The self-titled LP β€œRefuser” is their debut and it is a great choice for anyone who loves classic, but always fresh and catchy heavy metal with quality.

The band travels through all kinds of areas of classic heavy metal, both in the 80s as well as the 90s. So, in β€œRestless” one can hear how TWISTED SISTER would sound in 2023. It is one of the album’s best songs with a great chorus. β€œIn the Night” is a great mid-tempo, semi-ballad, bringing in mind the most wonderful moments of the 80s, from TWISTED SISTER to BLACK SABBATH. Β On the other hand, β€œThe Blasphemer” has some moments that remind of METALLICA’s β€œBlack Album”.

The fans of big, epic songs and bands will love songs such as β€œJason” and β€œPompeii”. The former track has a RUNNING WILD vibe, while the latter, brings in mind some of the most epic moments of IRON MAIDEN. These two songs, along with the fantastic self-titled track β€œRefuser”, are actually REFUSER’s most characteristic songs and show how the band wishes to move; By absorbing everything in classic heavy metal, and presenting it via a new and personal aspect.

The band’s effort is truly touching; The album with its 9 songs unifies many eras and bands of classic heavy metal, and the whole outcome is a beautiful new proposal about how this music should sound in 2023. Β The album is a great choice for the β€œeternally in love with metal” fans who are always thirsty for classic heavy metal guitar melodies, good vocals and songs that stick to the head immediately.

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