Warhawk hails from Venice and has been around since 2012. All band members seem to be trash metal fans but have been active in an array of different bands such as Etrom, Melets Occasus, Warmonger, Ammonio and Moshpits. Although they all listened to this kind of metal before, they never actually played it, until now. Furthermore, they add a decent amount of power metal, resulting in highly energetic and epic songs.
Being experienced musicians and all, they certainly recorded a number of highly convincing songs. Seven to be exact. Each of them is a fast, often hyperspeed, metal song with high pitched vocals which remind me of something between Overkill and Iron Maiden. Other influences seem to come from bands like Gravedigger, Judas Priest, Metal Church and Nuclear Assault. Not a bad bunch of names to be influenced by, if you ask me.
What Warhawk does is actually far from original or unique but that doesn't matter. I can easily imagine heads banging and moshpits forming when these guys perform these songs on stage. Songs like 'Bloody Brawl', 'Rising From The Dump' and 'The World I Have Enough' could be live favorites, slamming flashing solos and sheer speed in the faces of the audience members.
My personal favorite however, is 'The Dark Road', which brings me right back to those good old days of heavy metal where the beer was still cheap, the volume was still massive and the chick were still willing. Boy, I had some great times in those days. It's really a good thing that bands like Warhawk revive that spirit and proves that good metal never dies. So, my fellow thrashers, check out this band and relive the glory of the old school.