New review on total-deathcore.com
It is always nice to listen to something that you are not used to. The more you listen to something outside of your comfort zone is a great way to help expand your knowledge of music, whether it be positive or negative. Writing for this site, I usually get a lot of metalcore, deathcore, and death metal. Now I love those genres but it is nice to get something out of left field. Now I am not saying that Terrorway is completely out of left field but it is something that I have never reviewed before.
The main reason that this band is different than past reviews is the band’s sound and the influences that made that sound. The influences that Terrorway has are mostly 90’s and early 2000’s bands. Influences include Pantera, At the Gates, Lamb of God, The Haunted, and Meshuggah. If you combine all those bands into one as well as throw in a small death metal influence and early metalcore like Unearth and you are going to end up with Terrorway.
The first thing you are going to notice about this EP is the riffs. You can definitely hear the Pantera/Lamb of God influence. The riffs are full of groove but it is more of a slow-paced groove. It is not like the circle-pit inducing riffs that Lamb of God writes but more of a Meshuggah-like groove. Also mixed with the groove is the melodies that are borrowed from At the Gates. They pop up less than the groove parts however. I would have liked to hear more melodies because while the grooves were enjoyable, they felt a little too simplistic.
Terrorway definitely know how to write some good old metal. There is a lot of variation here with the vocals and the clean vocals and the occasional gutturals as well as the grooves and melodies you hear with the music. I have a very strong feeling that these guys are very talented. If they can write good songs now, imagine if they bumped up the musicianship just a little bit. However, for now this is just a good EP. If they had some better riffs in there and fixed some song structure issues then this could have been a great EP.