UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
TRAD METAL COVERS: Female fronted Canadian metal band, Unleash the Archers, returns with its new two track EP Explorers, two years after its killer fourth full-length album Apex.
The EP features two cover songs. The first single, “Northwest Passage,” was originally written and performed by Canadian folk musician Stan Rogers, while the second track, “Heartless World,” is by the highly underrated 80s Canadian hair metal band Teaze.
“Northwest Passage” begins with a prominent Celtic flavor with Brittney Slayes’ glorious vocals front and center, while the rest of the band gallops behind her, complete with thunderous double kick drum patterns. “Heartless World” is a fairly spot-on cover with little to no ad libbing, delivered with heartfelt emotion. Although Explorers isn’t an essential purchase, it’s a tidy little package to tie fans over till the band’s next full-length release. ~ Kelley Simms