Grande Prairie is in Western Canada. Edge Of Attack was formed there in 2008 as a death metal unit. Kayle played bass then. The band signed to Spread The Metal Records in May of 2012. The group conducted a mini tour. The debut was issued in early 2013 and was toned down compared to the group’s roots. This was a re-recording of the band’s demo without the track Crimson Rain. A couple of tunes were instead added. The band released a video for the song In Hell.
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Never trust a 'metal' band with female members. Read the critiques included with the biography and you would conclude that Edge Of Attack is the second coming. The reviewers quoted sing the band’s praises and refer to the act as modern thrash metal, traditional thrash metal, power metal and so forth. Sadly, the band’s music is better described as 'edge of metal.' Modern bands have lost all the edge that metal ought to have. Listen to Hellion’s semi-produced Run For Your Life and then listen to this. When metal bands decided melody and harmony is everything is beyond me. Back to Edge Of Attack. The disc begins with a keyboard-laden track that besides its Depeche Mode-racing piano attack establishes the group’s singer as thin vocally. The band recognizes this and abets Roxanne Gordey throughout with backing vocals, male vocals, harmony vocals and plain doubled vocals. No doubt, Edge Of Attack will be a hit in Finland where anything equal to or heavier than Celine Dion is deemed 'power metal,' but at Metallian Towers, metal does not feature lalalalalaaaaaaaa singing or pianos.
Why is this band not rated lower? To be frank the album’s opener is one of the worse cuts on the disc and the keyboards diminish from there on (although the vocals do not improve until the last couple of cuts featuring guest musicians.) How sad then, and too bad because at least one of the guitarists can play and does so in Iron Maiden-cum-Iced Earth fashion. Tracks like Take Me Alive and Set The World Aflame are almost respectable.
Edge Of Attack needs... scratch that; the guitarist needs a formidable band around him inclusive of a singer; after he commits himself to real metal. How to test this threshold: do reviewers and fans in Albania, Faroe Islands and Finland deem your band 'power metal'? If yes, quit and try harder, as in musically much harder. - Ali “The Metallian”