UK cheesy metallers Balfour are this week’s Band of the Week on Guitar Asylum! Check it out by clicking here.
The site also quotes my review of the band’s track “Devil’s Payroll”. Click here to read my original review.
You can download Balfour’s EP FOR FREE from their official website!
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I found out about Balfour (not to be confused with Balfor – the barbaric Black Metal band) through Twitter. Yup, they certainly made me aware of them… an endless stream of tweets appeared in my timeline (ok, not ‘endless’, but there was a few!) all with a link to the band’s YouTube in them. Unfortunately, I usually use Twitter when I’m on my phone, so I can’t access YouTube.
Luckily, the band was kind enough to send over a MP3 of their track “Devil’s Payroll”… and it seemed only right that I should review it.
Balfour have a very retro sound and they play their version of Classic Rock very well. When you listen to this track, it’s easy to imagine that you’re in the late ‘70s / early ‘80s. The vocalist has quite a strong voice and song has been put together really well. You get the impression that this band could have been around for ages – there’s a real air of professionalism. With that said, “Devil’s Payroll” isn’t the kind of song that grabbed me on the very first listen, but it’s definitely a grower. By the time I was on my third listen, I found myself really getting into the track and even singing along during the chorus.
Balfour describe themselves as a ‘cheesy’ metal band and, while some of the lyrics are a little clichéd, I wouldn’t wholeheartedly agree with this – purely because of the quality of the music. There’s no way around it, the music’s damn good!
If you’re into Classic Rock / Traditional Metal then it’s well-worth checking this band out.
The only criticism I have in regards for this band doesn’t come from their music, but from their Twitter. Guys, seriously, the insane amount of links to your YouTube page is… well… insane! lol