Was listening to 'The Wolves Are Hungry' and thought "Why did I stop listening to this GREAT band?" then I went to 'The Unholy Feast' and now I remember why. Talk about a band ditching their roots, following a trend and losing sight of EVERYTHING that made them cool on "Wolves". Awesome groovy riffs (Dimebag-esque some of them!), great hooks, superb melodies (Paralysed, Chez Wrong, Born Freaks) and leads that fit, were appropriate and tasteful, not shreddy ... "Feast" was more of a famine... 'Decadence Within' is a badass song and has some of the qualities from that first record but overall that album sucks!!! I was so disappointed as a teen, it still disappoints me today *sigh*
While I like the music on the previous albums, the re-recorded vocal stuff on "Tread The Darker Path" just isn't worth the money. That is really disappointing, I had high hopes for these guys. Don't get me wrong, I still love the music.
The Unholy Feast overall is a disappointment for me... I had a feeling from like 2 years ago when they put up Ratcather and Forbidden. Chad just doesn't have the vocal range to keep all these songs interesting and then musically when most of the songs are all thrash based it starts to lose it's memorability. Few cool songs and parts, but liked Wolves are Hungry much more.
Amazing band, great music! The Unholy Feast is probably my favorite album release of 2008. It's a real shame the album is really hard to get here in Germany, Import only. Now waiting for the album CD to arrive... Anyway, in the meantime I bought the 320 kbps MP3s directly from their label Transcend Music.