Origin: Brooklyn, New York, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Page online: April 24, 2007
Last update/review: July 24, 2010

Early Man

This is kind of interesting, a duo out of New York (by way of Ohio) appears seemingly out of nowhere to release a nifty little album called Closing In in 2005. The style here is clearly early-80's based, sometimes unabashedly NWOBHM worship ("War Eagle") at other times verging on early Metallica cloning ("Feeding Frenzy" and in particular "Evil Is" sound like Kill 'Em All outtakes), with most songs somewhere between these two styles. There's nothing very complex here, but it's surprisingly well done, simple yet effective, a fine release that probably not a lot of metal fans know about yet. It'll be interesting to see what Matador Records (a sizeable label, though hardly metal) does with a band like this, as often metal bands on non-metal labels tend to languish or lapse into obscurity. Hopefully that won't be the case here.

Current Members

Mike Conte


Pete Macy


Tim Ramage


Former Members/Guests

Adam Bennati



Closing In  
2005 Matador
  1. Four Walls
  2. War Eagle
  3. Death Is The Answer
  4. Feeding Frenzy
  5. Thrill Of The Kill
  6. Like A Goddamn Rat
  7. Fist Shaker
  8. Evil Is
  9. Brain Sick
  10. Contra
  11. Raped And Pillaged
  • Mike Conte
  • Adam Bennati

Beware The Circling Fin  EP
2008 The End
  1. Sinking The Blade
  2. Coiled Like A Snake
  3. Beware The Circling Fin
  4. Suck Me Dry
  • Mike Conte
  • Adam Bennati

Death Potion  
2010 The End
  1. Death Potion
  2. Brainwash At Birth
  3. Someone Else's Nightmare
  4. Nine Riders
  5. Fight
  6. Unseen Tormentor
  7. Through Chemtrails
  8. The Undertaker Is Calling You
  9. Killdrone
  10. I Am The Child Of Evil
  11. By The Serpents Breath You Seeth
  12. Six Mothers Of The War God
  • Mike Conte
  • Pete Macy
  • Tim Ramage
  • Adam Bennati

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