A galloping introduction sets the scene for what is to follow on Ride The Void, the new album from Los Angeles metallers Holy Grail. Following up their critically-acclaimed Crisis In Utopia was always going to be a tough call but, as “Archeus” gives way to the rip-roaring “Bestia Triumphans”, a track which flies out of the starting gate with all guitars wailing and soaring vocals, it’s fair to say that the LA shredders have more than matched their debut.
Vocalist James Paul Luna from thrash metal band Holy Grail took a moment out of his busy schedule to speak to me about the band’s new CD, Crisis In Utopia. This CD is a solid thrash metal release that harkens back to the genre’s early days. It provides a steady, aggressive assault from the very beginning; Holy Grail is a band that I would put on the watch list. These guys play some serious thrash that is sure to garner them a ton of attention.