Brash, unrelenting and in-your-face. These are the best words I could think of to sum up, War Without Witness, the debut EP from Canadian metallers Ball Harness. They describe themselves in their bio as a combination of Motorhead meets Venom and after a few listens through, I would have to concur. What these guys have put together is a solid twenty-one minutes of pounding, molten metal.

I am a huge old school metal fan, especially bands like Motorhead and Venom; in my eyes, it takes some balls to compare yourself to the “Gods Of Metal” and you had better be able to back it up, as these are some pretty monstrous shoes to fill. Nevertheless, I feel that with War Without Witness, Ball Harness does just that. And this is good… really good.

The album begins with a battering ram of a song as the band get underway with what is my favorite track on the disc. “The Way Of The Road” really hits the mark and sets the pace for the rest of this short, but sweet disc. Other highlights worth mentioning are “Where You Goin’?” and the last track on the record “Canadian Badlands”, which is a bit slower and maybe a bit heavier than the rest of the disc.

At the end of the day, I really dug this release. I think it is a great offering from a band I truly hope to see more of in the near future. If they keep churning out solid tunes like the ones on this EP, they are sure to hold their own in the Metal World.  [ END ]

Track Listing:

01. The Way Of the Road
02. Concrete Love
03. Where You Goin’?
04. Worthless pt. 1
05. Canadian Badlands (feat. Al ‘The Yeti’ Bones)

Run Time: 21:24