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|Omen||Primary Artist, Primary Artist|
|Jody Henry||Bass, Background Vocals|
|Kenny Powell||Guitar, Background Vocals|
Posted October 1, 2010
Allthough I dont like dungeons and dragons type metal bands, especially powermetal bands. Nevertheless I still can appriciate Omen for some reason. Maybe because when Omen came out their battlemetal approach was still new. Nowadays the entire metal scene seems to be in a medievel state of mind, but back in the eighties most heavy metal bands sung about sex drugs and r& r and more current themes. Omen's fantasy metal sounded really fresh back then They were a band well ahead off their time and they were an early precursor to the powermetal genre except that they were much more primitive sounding and raw. Not as bombastic as the bands in the powermetal genre that followed them. Also Bobby Kimbels low-pitched rough voice sounds different than the high-pitched Lizzy Borden type voices you would expect from that genre. He reminds me a lot of the singer of the Godz for some reason. I dont agree with the editorial review that they sound like a copy of Iron Maiden. There's a some IM influence but they definitly got there own style. Omen is more of a metal band will Iron Maiden is more hardrock.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.