Review: Tarchon Fist – Apocalypse

Pride & Joy Music (16th August 2019)

Reviewer: Paul Saripo

Tarchon Fist, an Italian metal axe swinging outfit that know how deliver lyrically with heavy slick metal riffs have produced quite a few albums however this is there first concept album.

This new album, ‘Apocalypse‘, will take the listener into a journey of myth, legend and historical fact as well as dousing your musical hunger with fresh volcanic jolt.

Guitars are in full harmonic song, bright, punchy and duet with harmonic waves.

This is a concept album that is well organised, the narrative here is a path of human to human conflict and tests the question that none of us are born good, nor are we born bad.

This is intellectual metal that’s delivered by versatile and precision musicians that play fast and hard with little compromise for a lyric trail that is full of challenge such as ‘Razor From The Abyss‘.

‘Proud to Be Dinosaurs‘ is something of a min anthem that just hooks you in as you explore this albums journey.

This is based on pre-Christianity culture rather than anything biblical so don’t expect any mercy here other than some hints of a Ballard on ‘My Destiny (Epilogue)‘.

Last Human Strength‘ is another strong track with a riff change midway that is reminiscent of Beethoven’s  ‘Für Elise’.

Ramon on lead Vocals doesn’t let up and delivers a range and tone reminiscent of some place between Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford

Make no mistake, this is a story that needs to be listened to over and over again without being shy on the volume.