Gates Of Hell Records
February 22, 2019
User Review( votes)
Traveler is the self titled debut release from Canadian Metal band Traveler. Began as a side project by Gatekrashor and Hrom guitarist Matt Ries, the initial three song demo gained enough attention for a full lineup and a full length album to be done. Traveler includes the original three songs from the demo, and five new songs. The line up includes Ries on guitar, vocalist Jean Pierre Abboud, drummer Chad Vallier, guitarist Toryin “Junior” Shadlich and bassist Dave Arnold. The record is pretty lackluster production wise. Too much reverb on vocals, buzz saw guitar sounds. Track 4, “Konamized” is a two minute instrumental that really isn’t worth including. This record could have truly benefited from an outside producer. Lots of little things that could’ve been done better that would have yielded a much better finished product. The band definitely has talent. But the record does not do them justice. If the listener were handed this CD and told this was the best band in town, it would be very believable. If the listener were handed this record and told it was a national level release, there would be head scratching. Decent songs. Decent execution. Traveler is worth a listen, but probably not two.
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