Teabag is one of several
bands, here featuring drummer Norm Leggio and guitarist Steve Cox,
who played with PW during the last days of that band's tenure.
An early demo CD of Teabag showed the band opting for a
stripped-down modern metal approach, but by the time of their
debut self-financed CD in 2001 they had returned to the progressive
metal field, though they don't particularly sound like Psychotic
Waltz at all, as they are neither as chaotic as early PW nor as
spacey as their later period.
Instead, they retain a fair bit of the aggression of their demo
(check out closer "Projections" for an example of this), coupled
with the expected excellent technical drumming of Leggio and
and a bit of progressive tendencies in the songwriting department.
Vocalist Ron Lerma has a unique voice, singing in a melodic style
that sometimes works quite well though at other times he sounds a
This is a pretty original release, as Teabag really doesn't sound
like anyone else, as their style of progressive metal with a
distinct aggressive slant makes for an intriguing listen.
Reviews: Chronicles Of Chaos
- Resisting Possession
- Sin Or Be Damned
- Ron Lerma
- Steve Cox
- Marty Watson
- Norm Leggio