It's not every day you find a metal band that have members that were in the military, but today is that day for you; here is Path of Victory. Military influences can be heard on aptly named 'Heart of War; within the opening snare roll sounding like a machine gun slowly morphing into what sounds like a helicopter flying above.
Although is not entirely about war, its about starting fresh. Back in 2015 path of victory acquired new front man James Greig and recently acquired new drummer Ryan Wiseman from Canberra; who joined a band that opened for Northlane; Whitefall. With former new beginnings drummer Josh night stepping away from path of victory in mid 2017.
The band wasted no time showing their hand with new beginnings, a six track metal odyssey. "Self Destruction" kicks it off with no frills, just a Hardcore opener that assures you path of victory are on the very thing they are named after.
The release is riff heavy and could stand on its merits alone, but spars Melodic refrains are welcomed and show the bands ability to craft a well rounded heavy song.
New beginnings threatens to blow thier local Hardcore scene put of the water, and it certainly doesn't disappoint.
Published by magazine agency 2016