Heavy Metal was born in the 70’s, but became popular in the 80’s and 90’s. Most of the classic heavy metal bands were born during that period. The years have passed and many changes came in to metal music; new styles, new subgenres, changes in production ways, mixes of different styles, changes in the whole music industry and so on.

Nowadays that technology is cheaper, thus more accessible, there may be an overproduction of new metal music, but sometimes we don’t even have the time to check it out. So, we always need to be selective and check out bands that worth our time.

One of these bands is definitely Veritas from Kansas, USA. How many heavy metal bands do you know that pay respect to the bands they grew up with, but have their own style? How many bands are professional enough to enter the studio for a decent recording of their music instead of just recording it at home? How many bands have added a legendary drummer such as the ex-Fates Warning Mark Zonder in their line-up? And how many heavy metal bands pay respect to their hard rock roots?

Veritas are dead serious with their music. Thus the debut album Threads Of Fatality is a must for every rock and metal fan! In 14 songs that make it to almost a 50 minutes length, the quartet presents a very serious work, and they get to play an own style, heavily influenced by the likes of Queensryche, Crimson Glory and Fates Warning. That’s melodic hard rock/metal music with ideas and riffs from AOR to Thrash!

First song we listened out of Threads Of Fatality was Starlight. It’s a full power song that mixes really well the intense riffs with great vocal melodies. This song is an absolute favorite as it brings on the 80’s heavy metal thunder music with blazing vocals. Say Goodbye is what we call a metal ballad and trust me it’s a classic one. Veritas honor the metal legacy and write great ballads plus they keep a classic air in their music. Say Goodbye is an emotional tune and one that deserves to be air-played.

Apart from those personal favorites, the album is full of really great songs. Frail, Far Away and Morbid Stale, which also appears on the band’s debut EP, are truly fantastic songs. Fates Warning is an indirect reference to the power/heavy metal legends, while Sludge and Masquerade offer the album a certain variety with rich vocals, meaningful riffs and thick rhythm section.

To put it in other words, Threads of Fatality is a must buy album for fans of power and heavy metal but also for hard rock fans. There are absolutely no fillers in it. Veritas are doing a great job both in songwriting, lyrics and production. And although Threads of Fatality is a self-released album it shows the band’s potential. Veritas currently work on their sophomore album and we are excited for what’s next for them! Just take a close listen to Threads of Fatality and you’ll become a Veritas fan, too!

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