New Review of Chemical Reign

Posted on: October 18, 2013

Philadelphia has been home to a lot of killer underground Punk, Hardcore, Thrash & DeathMetal bands over the years, but not Progressive Metal bands. Well, SURGEON will be the first band on that list to start this Progressive Metal wave in the Philadelphia area. Theseguys have been around for a few years, but are just starting to get some of the recognition they deserve. They play a combination Progressive style of music. You can hear a lot ofThrash Metal withing their sound, especially in the faster guitar parts. They also mix in alot of Hard Rock, ProgĀ  Rock and even some Doom & Traditional Heavy Metal as well.The song arrangements is where a lot of the late ’70’s Prog Rock comes into play, while themore modern Hard Rock is present in the sound. The Doom elements are present in thedarker slower parts, but there is a strong heaviness that blankets their sound as well. I likethe thick grooved out bass that runs through their sound a lot. The vocals is more of whereI hear a lot of the more Traditional Heavy Metal & Hard Rock coming in with some slighttouches of Prog Rock & even some Death Metal. If you were to combine the influences ofRUSH, TWISTED SISTER, CROWBAR, CYNIC, DAATH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM,MESHUGGAH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, ATHEIST & DREAMTHEATER, you get some idea of what SURGEON is creating. One truly amazing band,that is highly talented and deserves much more attention then they are getting!