The songs on Severed Angel’s debut self-titled album are a collection of the first 9 songs they wrote together. The process of writing, recording, mixing and mastering the album was a 3-month long undertaking. In addition to these songs, the group have included their cover of Ghost’s Square Hammer.
Severed Angel was written, recorded and produced by all members of the band, with mixing by vocalist/guitarist Alex Repetti and mastering by Joel Wanasek. Severed Angel adapted influences from various bands such as (but not limited to) Helloween, Soilwork, Unearth, Dream Theater, and Fear Factory to create a modern melodic and progressive sound.
In a social landscape where talking heads in the mainstream focus on the negative for ratings, Severed Angel is the antithesis to that by writing songs of reflection, awareness, and empowerment.
The album starts with an instrumental called Introspection with spoken word from Combat and Thrash Or Die vocalist Ralph Viera before kicking in to In The Red. Dogs of War continues the sonic assault before pacing down with the band namesake Severed Angel prior to the ballad A New Beginning. Wide Awake In Screamland shows the band switching gears to a hard rock sound prior to the track Attachment Unavailable, discussing the negative aspects of dependency on social media for validation. Number 8 is then unleashed as a thrash metal song worthy of the Big 4. Closing the original portion of the album is With Wings Anew, a hymn that closes a trilogy suite that begins with Severed Angel and continues with A New Beginning. Finally, the album ends with their cover of Ghost’s Square Hammer (their first single).
01. Introspection | 02. In The Red | 03. Dogs Of War | 04. Severed Angel | 05. A New Beginning | 06. Wide Awake In Screamland | 07. Attachment Unavailable | 08. Number 8 | 09. With Wings Anew | 10. Square Hammer
Ralph Viera – spoken word on “Introspection”
Gail Bourque – background vocals on “Severed Angel” and “A New Beginning”
Photography by James Dima
Severed Angel | Released May 2nd, 2023 via Sliptrick Records
Severed Angel are:
Alex Repetti – Vocals/Guitar | Lou Mavs – Guitar/Vocals | George Dimitri – Bass Guitar | Marc Muchnik – Keyboards | Wayne Noon – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick