Saturday, June 16, 2012

Indie Spotlight: Bakken

Bakken
Bakken
Hailing from Northern Ireland, Bakken (or Bäkken, depending on which website you visit) is an eager up-and-coming metal band with a sound deeply rooted in the NWOBHM and early thrash sounds of yesteryear. Together only since 2011, the four guys comprising Bakken exhibit not only considerable talent with their respective instruments, but also a solid understanding of how to craft a quality song. The music posted by the band thus far possesses all the qualities that made bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and (early) Metallica so successful - complex yet melodic riffs, crisp vocals with interesting backing harmonies, sleek solos, and an energetic rhythm section that is active and forward in the mix.

Bakken expects to release their debut album, Death Of A Hero, this September. Until then, three singles from the album will be posted to their Bandcamp / Facebook pages for free download - although donations will be accepted. If you're looking for fresh, new music that encapsulates the spirit, energy and quality of classic metal, keep an eye on Bakken.



2 comments:

  1. Just checked these guys out. Classic metal

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  2. YIP CLASSIC METAL NONE OF THAT NU METAL NONSENSE

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