ITCHY METAL ENTERTAINMENT
OMEGA REIGN is a band that has been around since the lat '90's, but "ARISE" is the
bands first release to date. These guys hail from Massachusetts and play Traditional Heavy
Metal music. They have a sound that takes you back to the 80's, but has a more Modern
Metal feel to it. The music is well written and has a lot of hooks and grooves. A lot of the
songs are done in a more melodic Heavy Metal style with a bit of classic late '70's & early
'80's Hard Rock thrown in the mix. Some of the song arrangements reminded me a little bit
of DOKKEN mixed with some W.A.S.P. & maybe a little bit of early MOTLEY CRUE.
The guitar work did remind me a lot of the work of George Lynch from DOKKEN with
some Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. I preferred a lot of the faster parts over the melodic more
ballad songs, but that's just my preference. The vocals of Hank Perry kept bringing to mind
singers like Steve Perry of JOURNEY & early Joey Belladonna from ANTHRAX with
some touches of SAVATAGE & DARK ANGEL thrown in. If your an older head banger
and grew up listening to bands from the '80's then your gonna love OMEGA REIGN a lot!