CORONARY / TRAVELER - "Split 2018" LP
VINTAGE, STRIKING CLASSIC METAL!
RELEASE DATE: JULY 20!
CORONARY strike first
with their German-influenced, unvarnished take on freewheeling ’80s metal.
Flashy and spiraling leads emerge from every corner, while the dirty, rough-and-tumble vocals of Olli "The True Herman" Kärki, emerges as the necessary bridge between the band’s notable German/Euro influences that bringing back to mind bands like Accept or Torch and early 80s melodic American metal leanings.
TRAVELER is the creation of guitarist, bassist and primary songwriter Matt Ries, rounded out by Gatekeeper vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud and drummer Chad Vallier.
The band’s contributions to the split are marked by an up-tempo, almost relentless style of ground-and-pound metal, reminiscent of the best of Deaf Dealer and 80s Canadian classics going toe-to-toe with Iron Maiden.
And, much in the same way he fits Gatekeeper like a glove, Abboud proves to be just as good of a fit in Traveler, becoming the perfect offset to Ries’s penchant for quick, rifling twin-guitar harmonies.