Geoff Saavedra: Vocals,guitars, bass, drum programming
Titanosaur is a New York one man Punk Rock/Heavy Metal crusher. It is the meat in a Rock sandwich, with two slices of Motorhead/Ramones bread, some Monster Magnet cheese, and your pre-requisite Black Sabbath garnish.
Geoff has been recording with The Raygun Girls, a Goth Rock/Alt Rock band, since 2004, but was forced to start recording at home due to his 3rd emergency heart surgery in 2009. Needing to separate his love of Heavy Metal from his love of Goth Rock, Geoff started recording for Titanosaur in early 2017.
“Titanosaur allows me to rock out, be silly and just have fun,” says Geoff. “I grew up on Queen, Mountain, Black Sabbath, Ramones, Sex Pistols, and some of that does come through in The Raygun Girls, but that project is dark and serious.”
Titanosaur released “Escape Velocity” in November, in anticipation of the release of the debut album Eat Me - an 11 track monster. Eat Me has crushing riffs, bashing beats. It’ll throw you against a wall while singing along to the chorus.
Eat Me is due to be released on all streaming and download platforms on 5/25/18.
“Lick my boots and kneel to the Queen of the Universe!”
Titanosaur is an adrenaline filled musical party that everyone wants to join in. The sheer intensity and speed of the album Eat Me, is insane and is like a cardio workout for your ears, in the most fantastic way.
One thing that I really respect about this album is its not too heavy in the themes. Sometimes you get an album that is filled with too many songs that evoke such dark emotions it becomes a bit consuming. Not saying it is bad but sometimes the listener needs a breather and not constantly plunged into darkness. You certainly don’t need to worry about this with Titanosaur, not saying their music has no soulful meaning but it’s more playful. It reminds you, you are alive and can still be a kid at heart. A perfect example of this is their song, Punk Rock Dad. The visuals I get of a music video for this song are absolutely fantastic because you can picture a hardcore punk rock Dad showing up for parent teacher meetings with the faculty’s mouths dropping wide. And it also breaks down a stereotype, that just because you are a punk rocker, metal head, or anything else, doesn’t mean you are not a good parent or significant other. You can be the ruler of your domestic life while at the same time sport tattoos, leather, and listen to aggressive music.
Now one of my personal favorites is the song Queen of the Universe 3000. The song is sassy, energetic, and gets stuck in your head for days. I can’t tell you how many times I have caught myself singing this song while I am doing other things. I even try to sing in the trademark gritty vocal styling of Geoff Saavedra, of whom I have been a huge fan of his voice for years, but sadly I can’t compare. But trust me, if you are dragging and in need of some instant energy, just listen to this song. Before you know it, you will be slam dancing and ready to take on anyone or anything. The song is executed perfectly with the rhythm and cadence of the guitars, which displays the mark of a true artist. They can create fast and energetic music without it sounding cluttered or just to be fast. It’s a release of inner energy set to music.
he song that made me laugh several times and made me feel genuine happiness was Gimme One More because it has to be the most playful song, it is like a musical comedic hissy fit that you can see someone having in the real world. It even includes some banter within the song that really finish it off perfectly. What is most impressive is the fact that the song is executed very well. He really did not sacrifice his musical talents just to make a fun song. As always vocals are gritty and powerful, the guitars and drums frame the song fantastically.
Overall the album Eat Me, is phenomenal. It gives you a break from the heaviness of the world and society today and reminds you to have fun and be playful. It is a great escape, especially if you have been drowning in darkness. Music doesn’t always have to empower people, sometimes it helps to just have a release, to escape the chains of responsibilities, rock out, and have fun.
Steve Thompson - Guitar / Vocals
Bryan Hiatt - Bass
Rod Bost - Drums
Killing Us All by Sixty Cycle Burn has it all for those who are in need of some soul crushing, mind corrupting Metal. They have the speed of Thrash Metal with the edge of Power Metal and anger releasing lyrics.
Killing Us All is corruption personified with its intense guitar riffs and solo to the march of the drums and the snarl of the vocals. It’s what I would call a headbanger’s classic anthem because with the music you are compelled to get up and start thrashing around. You get to release that pent up anger towards the world and feel the power of the music to make a change in the world. It is always refreshing when a song can bring about a positive change within aggressive lyrics and music. We all feel it at some point in time and don’t know what to do with it. Here is a safe way to release it and then fight it, not with our fists, but our voices.
The intro of Decay Is Always On Your Side really sets the tone for the song, almost like a storm you see brewing on the horizon and you just brace yourself for when it hits. When it does, you are hit with the electrifying charisma of the guitars and spine cracking strength of the vocals. The breakdown is enchanting and chaotic at the same time which is no small feat, often times you have one or the other but they managed to do both at the same time very well. The lyrics are filled with empathy and really give the listener a green light, so to speak, that we all get fed up with society and circumstance. A lot of times people tend to shy away from saying they feel anger because society equates that to violence but it’s not the case, you can be angry and stand up for your rights and others’ rights in a peaceful yet powerful way. Even the most passive person can find some solace and beauty with angry music, because it gives them the freedom to feel it, but you don’t have to act on it.
A New Day and Can’t Get It Back keep up the fast paced rhythm of the EP and have a touch of a punk rock style mixed with thrash metal. You can certainly feel the energy of their music and it consumes your entire being. Overall, Killing Us All is extremely well done and has a sound all its own. So if you are an adrenaline junkie and want some music that will give you your much needed fix, look no further than Sixty Cycle Burn. Also in good news, they are going to have another EP release in the very near future. I can’t wait to hear it, as I am certain it will be just as carnal as all of their music.
Operation Neptune Spear are a one piece melodic, political, groove, rock band forged in the bowels of deepest darkest South Yorkshire, England (Sheffield to be precise) formed in April 2015. To date Operation Neptune Spear have released a self-produced album and two EP’s (World on Fire, 1984 and Beautiful Lives) which can be downloaded free via SoundCloud. Our sound has been described as the love child of Rage against the Machine, Motorhead and Led Zeppelin on speed.
Operation Neptune Spear is a clash of the musical genre titans Metal and Punk. It has in your face lyrics that speak their truth filled with dynamic and gritty guitars. What really sets them apart from many artists is Operation Neptune Spear is a one man band so to speak, and with the EP 1984, you would have no idea that it was only one man creating such passionate music.
1984 is the archetypal song for the Punk Rock genre. It makes you want to rise up against the establishment and take control of your life. The song has a corruptive quality about it that gets into your soul and takes over. The vocal style, has that tough and subtle growl to it that you would expect from the more aggressive genres but is also very distinct that sets him apart from other singers. The guitars are the perfect enhancer to the song with nice riffs and change ups to keep you on your toes.
However, if you are looking for something a little hardcore and Metal then Will of the People is the song for you. The ferocity and stamina of the guitar is outstanding, you really get captivated by it throughout the song. But it’s not outshining the vocals or drums, it is more the heartbeat of the song while the vocals and drums are the body. They elevate each other to create a well executed song.
Land of the Free is yet another adrenaline packed song filled with the extreme energy you come to know from Operation Neptune Spear. By the end of the song you are singing along with it while either unleashing your inhibitions to start your own personal mosh pit or slam dance around your office. Because once the energy gets inside you, you need to release it somehow and that is exactly what it inspires your body to do. Or if you follow the lead of the lyrics, you go out to the streets and start voicing your opinions on how the world needs to change and what should be done. Starting your own march towards challenging the status quo.
Overall, the EP 1984 is musical chaos in superb fashion. It is music that empowers you to change the way the world is, take a stand for your rights, and to let go of your inhibitions.
Reviews are written by Italian Metal Queen. You can follow the author on Twitter at @Nights_Storm