With the street date for Pennsylvania-based traditional/doom metal warriors ARGUS‘ sophomore album, Boldly Stride The Doomed, just over a week away, high-traffic metal ‘zine MetalReview.com is hosting a stream of the entire ten-song opus until its official for North American release on May 3, via Cruz Del Sur Records. Stop by and crank up the album stream at this location now!
In addition to the album stream, MetalReview is also hosting a contest in conjunction with Cruz Del Sur and ARGUS directly. Running from now until the May 3 North American release date, the “Name That Mascot and Tell Us What the Hell He’s Doing On Those Two Covers” contest focuses on the cover art for ARGUS‘ new Boldly Stride The Doomed full-length, as well as their 2009 self-titled debut album, both crafted by artist Brad Moore. Check out the full details and enter the contest at this location.
“They are simply about making fist-in-the-air heavy metal of the highest order, and here they succeed effortlessly with an album equally musical, emotionally-charged, and balls-out-rockin’, but most importantly timeless. 9.2/10″ – Metal Review
“…jam-packed with solid doom-metal riffage and tasty, melodic solos while Balich’s voice soaring overtop like a true Messiah. 9/10” – Hellbound
“Unlike bands such as Candlemass or Solitude Aeturnus, Argus is not afraid to let the tempos run into the mid-range and thus avoids an album of dirges. 4.25/5″ – The Metal Crypt
“…soulful metal for thoughtful metal fans; the likes of which makes for some truly memorable music.” – Metal Army America