Dogbane does not disappoint, this album is somewhat Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Saxon, Queensryche styled metal with a much darker twist. There is good twin guitar work with a lot of leads, simple but effective drum playing with a small trace of double bass, and the powerful vocals of Jeff Neal, then concentrating on a riff/solo/instrumental splendour kind of approach, Dogbane typically aims for overall song melody and atmosphere, sometimes enhanced by tasteful clean guitar parts within quieter passages - brings out the lyrical ideas perfectly and vice versa. Most of the songs here are pretty enthralling and show a good sense of variation for the most part, creative drumwork and a solid backbone for the vocal and bass drum driven chorus. Very nice, good things to come for this group.
Review by Paul Caravasi