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Song: Slave

Artist: Shun The Raven

Genre(s): Rock

Shun The Raven, an original three piece rock band based out of High Point, NC features on Songperk this week. With band members consisting of Aaron Monk/Lead Vocalist/Guitar, Jairus Combs/Bass Guitar and Chad Hough/Drummer, STR is a great mixture of progressive rock/progressive metal.

As the intro chimes in eerily, the lead singer Aaron Monk’s powerful vocals send shivers up your spine. Screaming of angst and passion, the song definitely owes a lot to his steadfast singing. Slave has no trouble finding its groove, and makes for quite some head-banging moments. Being the progressive metal track it is, the growling towards the end adds  great value by making sure the song ends on a high. The solos are abuzz and livewire, while the lines themselves are quite instigating on their own. The lead-up to the outro growl mixes things up and works big time. With sparks flying, the song takes us on a raging ride and back, making it the pick of the week.