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Civil Defense

  • Metal from Lake George
  • “They Have a very pure metal sound. I equate them to an early Metallica-raw but coherent. Their ideas and arrangements are structured well.”
  • A power trio is a rock and roll band format typically having a lineup of guitar, bass and drums, leaving out the rhythm guitar or keyboard that are used in other rock music to fill out the sound with chords. While one or more band members may sing, power trios usually emphasize instrumental performance and overall impact over vocals and lyrics.
    Power trios have at times been characterized as loud and bombastic, often embarking on long improvised jams that would highlight the virtuosity of the individual musicians.
    As power trios have one guitar, one bass and one drummer, this arrangement usually requires the guitarist to play both rhythm and lead parts. The emphasis on guitar solos and crashing rhythm sections in the power trio contributed to the development of heavy metal.
  • Influences: Megadeth, Metallica, Testament, Nuclear Assault, Annihilator, W.A.S.P, Ministry