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Needfire: Cat In A Cannon

“Ghosts of Usually when I listen to a new Celtic rock band for the first time its pretty clear who the influences are – the usual suspects of The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly. Not so here, I hear fellow Texans and progressive metal icons ‘Kings X’. The huge guitar riff, the powerful technical drumming ala Jerry Gaskil or Neil Peart and Beatles style vocal harmonies so perfected by Kings X. So, what makes this Celtic? Well layered on top of the progressive metal foundations we have highland bagpipes, fiddles and mandolins. Certainly a unique and original sound. Progressive-Celtic-Fusion-Metal anyone?