ECÖ-SHÖCK – Get Shöcked

ECÖ-SHÖCK - Get Shöcked
  • 6.5/10
    ECÖ-SHÖCK - Get Shöcked - 6.5/10


Release date: April 10, 2010

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To Get Shöcked or not to Get Shöcked, that is the question. So, how about getting the answer? Well, the phrase, “Get Shöcked”, is not that of a well described positive feedback to the young Ecö-Shöck’s debut album, Get Shöcked. Actually, this album is not shocking at all; it is just regular. The Get Shöcked album shows a newcomer band from Canada that kept up the ties with Traditional Heavy Metal, while trying to pursue a new future in the Metal world. If you are a bit worried about their fate, don’t. Those kids’ future is secure because they know how to use their influences to create solid pieces of Metal music. However a bit basic in their nature, they show promise in a way to make you trail them for their follow-up.

Get Shöcked went out last year as a self-released Heavy Metal piece with the mark of the old tradition. It’s an old school thing on the music, attitude and production. As for the production, we are talking about a young aged band that probably did not have too many resources (financially mainly) to produce something with better quality. However, almost every starting band is in the same situation on its end, so it is understandable. By not judging their production’s value, and aside from tiny flinches on the mixing and mastering area, Eco Shock made a solid start to their Metal career. Their music is Heavy Metal by the book, traditional, plain to some extent, yet with several tasty flavors of the early to mid-80’s US and British Metal and even some of the likes of Black Sabbath.

Ecö-Shöck’s musical numbers on the album are divided between two singers, two of them are the guitarists of the band and both do a decent job. They almost completed each other on the high and mid to low notes when it came down to the fronting role. Besides these roles, everything else is almost downright usual as their bass and drums have several moments when they show that they got it maybe a bit higher than the average on their roles.

The most interesting, and better, tracks on Get Shöcked are: “Veteran” (long live the heroes of war), “Love Child” (maybe the closest thing to Heavy Metal/Hard Rock, a very nice song), “Metal Massacre” (a nice sign for Heavy Metal) and the darkened “Rise From The Ashes”.

Ecö-Shöck are a worthwhile listen. It’s just their beginning as they will grow more experienced and will have the chance to blast your ears. For now, find the time to peek at their first official video of their “Veteran” song and make your first impression.


  • Lior Stein

    Lior was a reviewer, DJ and host for our Thrash Metal segment called Terror Zone, based out of Haifa, Israel. He attributes his love of Metal to his father, who got him into bands like Deep Purple, Rainbow, Boston, and Queen. When he was in junior high he got his first Iron Maiden CD, The Number Of The Beast. That's how he started his own collection of albums. Also, he's the guitarist, vocalist and founder of the Thrash Metal band Switchblade. Most of his musical influences come from Metal Church, Vicious Rumors, Overkill, and Annihilator.

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