MadMaze – No Time Left…

MadMaze
No Time Left… (EP)
Released
 February 2011
Thrash Metal
Self-Released

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When it comes to metal, if you said Italy, my mind went directly to power metal. But that changed recently when I first listened to MadMaze.

The Italian quintet started in 2002 as Absence of Light, a project that never came to anything concrete. They wondered away into other projects only to get back together in 2010.

The Not Time Left EP starts with Lord of All that Remains and Mad Maze, catchy songs with not too fast rhythms that I can easily picture being played in the local bar while I drink some beer.  The transition between the two songs is perfect and goes almost unnoticed. These two are a perfect introduction to the band.

Mad Maze ends with the soothing sound of rain to give place to the 1.42 minute instrumental ballad Memories. Beautiful melody with a splash of Spanish guitar in there, prepare you for the last song of the EP, Retribution. It gets your heart pumping with catchy rhythms and pleasant drums that kick start your headband reflex. The solos fit the album perfectly, not too long, not too flashy. This band has a Megadeth feeling to it.

This EP makes you want to listen to more from MadMaze, and believe me, you won’t regret it if you do.

5/5

María Mata

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