||A rather mediocre thrash attack. However,
do have that death n roll sound also, which is a rather trendy direction
these days. I don't mind this one, though. "Next Chapter"
features 11 tracks of a well-crafted plethora of metal genres and
may appeal to fans of the thrash and power metal fan-base. From the
extremely rock n roll ("Simply Simplicity") direction to
the more progressive thrash sound ("World Wide Mystery"),
Maple Cross has created a uniquely-molded metal approach. From heavy
thrash aggression to rockin groove melody and vocals that remind me
of "Overkill-Priest" if you will, is a rather odd mixture....
but they don't really sound unorthodox either. I won't say this release
is stellar, but ironically won't refer to "Next Chapter"
as anything bad. It's refreshing for the thrash n groove metal ears!
You'll just have to check it out for yourself.
Reviewed By: Thomas