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'Scourge Of The Omnipotent' EP
(Self Released)

Johnny Main

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Hull based Sworn Amongst released their debut album, 'And So It Begins', in 2008 and have been making a name for themselves ever since with their live and recorded output.

'Scourge Of The Omnipotent' is their new three track EP and serves as something of a stop gap to keep their fans happy and to prove that their new vocalist Sy James (who joined in July 2012) is more than capable of taking the band to the next level.

Track one is 'The Ashes Of Your Demise' shows the band mean business from the start with it's solid rhythm guitar riff coupled along with an equally solid drum beat courtesy of Jonny Harper laying down a solid base for the track. Likewise, the main guitar solo is very competent and well performed - certainly not overstaying its welcome.

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Let's not forget the vocal track from James, of course, who has good clear voice and puts on a great performance - proving that he's definitely the right man for the job.

'Ruins Of Our Own Construction' has a more stop-start riff but the intro is still a high octane blast. Overall, it's a good mid-paced song with James stretching his vocals abilities a bit more but he still manages to find all the notes. There is a very good overall production on the track with all the different elements from the short but accomplished guitar solo to James' change in vocal tome all coming together to produce what essentially ends up as one of my favourite tracks on the EP.

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The final track, 'Through The Eyes Of The Decimated' which again has Harper showing his dexterity around the drum kit whilst the relentless guitar solo blasts out in the background. The slowest of the three songs here, it still manages along at a fair pace and the inclusion of the backing vocals could be used in a live gig to provide the opportunity for some audience interaction. All in all, though, it's a good solid song that beings to an end this very competent EP.

On the strength of this, its clear that this band are on the upwards slope and with their gig calendar for the latter part of 2013 and the start of 2014 filling up nicely, this is a band that I would recommend you go and see if they're playing a venue near you.

The Ashes Of Your Demise
Ruins Of Our Own Construction
Through The Eyes Of The Decimated

You can watch the video for 'Ruins Of Our Own Construction' here:

Sworn Amongst are:
Sy James - Vocals
Jonny Barker - Lead Guitar
James Cooper - Guitar
Rob Ellwood - Bass
Jonny Harper - Drums

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

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