Spittin Jonah | Sphere Of Resistance

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Sphere Of Resistance

by Spittin Jonah

Power Metal with just a bit of vertuosity.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Power Metal
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1. Tormented
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2. Envy & Hate
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3. Blood Stains
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4. Fight to Be
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5. Street Preacher
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6. The Maze
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7. Calling to the Grave
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8. 101
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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FINALLY..!..after 5 long years...Spittin Jonah got back in the studio and got down to business! Guess they weren't just sittin' around playin' cards afterall. This disc shows the natural growth of a band that is maturing collectively and as individual players. With Sphere of Resistance they have given us a magnificent collection of original music that is far and above the first release.

SPHERE OF RESISTANCE just flat out CRANKS! The intro fools you in to a false sense of soft and then grabs you by the face and takes you for a 50 minute metal ride.

Feelings of older Judas Priest, UFO, Savatage, DIO, Maiden, Blue Murder, even Dream Theater (without the keyboards of course.)

Mustering a heavier sound than the previous release (Louder Than Hell) they added a few 'progressive' elements on this one and it balances the listener's journey through this 'old school' power metal onslaught. The vocals are full out 'balls' this time! They've been compared to the vocals of Chris Boltendahl of Grave Digger. The guitars are big and angry!(A lot more 'vertuoso-shred' guitar solos on this one!)
The bass is square in the pocket throughout and the drums are just huge!

Just a fine piece of work from the guys on this one!Absolutely brilliant!

We dare you to keep your head still!!


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eyesore

Good music, too bad about the cursing
I thought the cd was pretty good, great music and a positive focal point, what with these guys saying they played white metal (christian metal) and though their lyrics align with their claims, they say things like 'dammit son, we're all the same' and 'hell yeah'. If they really want to sing about Christian themes then they should leave the expletives deleted. All in all, the music is great metal, unfortunately due to the cursing it will not be in my player as often as it could have/should have been!

K J H B


My Daddy is billy i love my daddy!

ultmetal

Real metal with a powerful message
I had honestly thought these guys had gone by the wayside after not hearing anything from them in five years. However, here in my hands is the new Spittin' Jonah CD, "Sphere of Resistance". As I sit reading through the credits on the CD cover while listening for the first time I was surprised to see my name listed in the thanks. Right on! Now I have to give this CD a good review, right? LOL! Seriously though, Spittin' Jonah have taken some major leaps forward in quality from their first album. First of all the production is much improved. The guitars have a nice crunch, the drums are pounding without being overpowering, the guitar leads shred and the bass is thumping. In general the production just makes the bands sound much heavier. The songwriting has improved as well, once again retaining the early Iron Maiden comparisons but adding in equal elements of Judas Priest, Dokken, Metal Church and even some progressive elements. Vocalist Billy Blax reminds me of Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger),
King Fowley (October 31) with a touch of Paul DiAnno as well. I must confess, on the first listen the vocals threw me off until I began to appreciate them with repeated listens. I think the problem is that Blax lacks range, but he certainly makes up for it in charisma. "Sphere of Resistance" is a CD for all those desiring some good 'ol heavy metal with a message that never gets old.

MetalPage Germany

For the faithful horde of obsessed maniacs a real gem awaits you here.
Actually, I didn't expect another release of this band after their 2000 CD but fortunately many Metal bands have an iron will to go on. So consequently the band didn't leave the path of traditional Metal they chose with their debut. No, in comparison to the predecessing album "Louder than hell" they even have become more powerful surely mainly due to the far better production. The vocalist really kills with his great voice and the other guys really ROCK. Very pleasantly many bands still hold up the banner of true Metal and don't succomb to any flavor of the month. For the faithful horde of obsessed maniacs a real gem awaits you here. If you shouldn't own their first CD you'd better go and get both.

Neon's Metal Madness

...quality music, songs, and musicianship...
SPITTIN JONAH...I was so excited when Louder Than Hell was available on cd. I had already heard these songs live and now I could listen to them anytime I wanted. Then I heard about the new cd Sphere of Resistance and I knew what to expect...quality music, songs, and musicianship and that's exactly what I got! With Billy Blax on vocals you can expect deep rich melodies and awesome range on songs like Tormented and Envy and Hate. Matt Eaton brings songs like Fight To Be and Street Preacher to life with shredding tones and ear-splitting solos. Mike Rich on drums and James Young on bass complete this ensemble and will bring you much head bangin pleasure!

Ray

Another great find
Just another example of the great music this band exudes. Great work guys and keep on rockin

Angelic Warlord

Hard Rock
Lewisville, Texas based Spittin Jonah was first put together by founding members guitarist Matt Eaton, vocalist Billy Hagan Blax and drummer Mike Rich in the spring of 1997. Soon rounding out its line up with the addition of bassist James Young, the hard rocking four piece unit proceeded to record its aptly titled full length debut Louder Than Hell in 2000 before following up five years later with a very fine sophomore effort entitled Sphere Of Resistance. The album finds the band continuing to moving in classic metal territory while reflecting the influence of power metal and straightforward hard rock, delivering a sound certain to appeal to fans of Judas Priest, Metal Church, UFO, Saint, Armageddon, F.O.G. and Resurrection Band. Without a doubt Spittin Jonah is HEAVY but it can compose a song with a great deal of melody as well, reflecting in the foundation of catchy mid-tempo hard rockers such as “Blood Stains”, “Street Preacher”, “The Maze” and “Calling To The Grave” the album is built upon. The band can even turn it up a notch in that more up-tempo numbers “Envy & Hate” and “Fight To Be” rank with the albums best.

Metal to Infinity - Belgium

...to me this is pure US Power Metal with all the ingrediënts...
Spittin Jonah's music is over the top great US Metal music to me! The production of this album is equal to their style of music, heavy...I mean real heavy but very talented!! Songs that took me by surprise are: Tormented, low-tempo but very powerfull Blood Stains...vocal / guitar supremecy! Next in line is a typical US Metal track called Fight To Be. Calling To The Grave is my fave of the entire album and has some kind of an Iced Earth touch but that's not the main reason why I like the song so much. This one is build up in a very outstanding way. The combination of both vocals and guitars are so fantastic, well I've played it over and over again with a volume..to the maximum. Neighbours started to complain but who the hell they think they are telling me putting my favourie music down?! Last song 101 is a mid tempo killer song and closes the album in pride and glory. If your passion for true US Power Metal music comes straight from the heart, you can't avoid an album like Sphere Of Resistance. My points: 91/100