Over the summer, longtime Florida metal scene veteran Ty Oglesby released his long awaited debut solo record, Demons Within. Despite the rather evil-looking cover as well as the disturbing album and song titles, this raw and traditional-style, seven-song slab-o-metal merely offers an open and honest introspective acount of Oglesby's personal life-struggles. I expect it to particularly blow up in the European market.

As I've been previously quoted, Oglesby's record offers,
Authentic öld school metal for a nü-metal world.

Ty Oglesby

Demons Within

Recorded at Black Lodge Studio,

Melbourne, FL

Tyoglesby.com

From the opening chords of the

first track, “Rollin’ On” you know

you’re in for a hard rockin’ record.

An ode to the good old days of being

young and invincible, the heavily

distorted guitar of Jay Grimes

gets you ready to bang your head and

pump your fist. Lead guitarist Kevin

Connely really shines on the title track,

“Demons Within” when he gets going

on the full on 80’s metal dive bomb

twang bar. Aaron Dieitz double kicks

his way through the disc in true arena

fashion and utilizes a distinctive china

ride that borders on a gong. The lyrics

speak of torment and self inflicted

tragedy that back up the tortured cover

photo. It’s hard, it’s dark, it’s metal.

 

tragedy that back up the tortured cover

photo. It’s hard, it’s dark, it’s metal.

 

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