Fury UK: A Way Of Life

Brit metal bruisers bring the bombast.

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Stylistic sidesteps and fashionable sub- genres may come and go, but the thunderous noise of a balls-out heavy metal band at full pelt remains a thrill undimmed by the passage of time.

Increasingly lauded as a gloriously fiery live act, Fury UK are students of metal’s old school, and yet there is a sizzling, life-affirming freshness inherent in every second of A Way Of Life that belies the notion that this archetypal power trio are merely saluting a bygone era.

It certainly helps that frontman Chris Appleton is an absolute beast of a guitar player, firing off paint- stripping lead breaks as if his instrument were some grotesque but gleaming vestigial limb.

With an equally adept rhythm section powering him along, his authoritative performances on the Maiden-esque Saviour and epic show-stopper The Remainder mark this out as one of the most exciting British metal albums of recent times.

Dom Lawson

Dom Lawson has been writing for Metal Hammer and Prog for over 14 years and is extremely fond of heavy metal, progressive rock, coffee and snooker. He also contributes to The Guardian, Classic Rock, Bravewords and Blabbermouth and has previously written for Kerrang! magazine in the mid-2000s.