Sanktuary are a band from Nova Scotia, Canada that plays a mixture of power metal, thrash and stoner rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Something Fierce" which was released by Spread The Metal Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine power metal, speed, thrash and stoner rock together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very old school and melodic power/heavy metal guitars and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add more variety to the recording.
Vocals are mostly clean singing power metal vocals with some more aggressive elements being used at times as well as some thrash style back up shouts, while the lyrics cover dark, violent and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy, old school and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Sanktuary are a very great sounding hybrid of power metal, speed, thrash and stoner rock and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heat Lightning" "Screeching For Vengeance" and "Fire In The Sky". RECOMMENDED BUY.