Mike Portnoy has been teasing his social media followers all year about a special metal project, and a few months ago, he announced Metal Allegiance, which is exactly what it sounds like. It is a collaboration between some of the biggest names in metal, and they finally released their first song today, “Can’t Kill the Devil”! Holy crap! Portnoy lets loose in a way unlike anything he has ever done, even during his time with Avenged Sevenfold. It is full thrash, and it is some of the best thrash drumming I’ve ever heard. Such speed and power. The vocals on this song are by Chuck Billy of Testament. Some might not like it, but I happen to like Testament.
The musicians on this song:
Mike Portnoy: drums
Chuck Billy (Testament): vocals
Alex Skolnick (Testament): lead and rhythm guitars
David Ellefson (Megadeth): bass
Phil Demmel (Machine Head): additional lead guitar
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura): additional lead guitar
Quite the lineup, and there are even more huge names on the rest of the album. This promises to be the best metal record of the year.
Get your thrash on, Progarchy.