really think that the value of just how much Dorothee "Doro"
Pesch has done for female singers in heavy metal is very
underrated. She has almost single-handed pawed the way for a lot
of female vocalist in metal. Ever since the early days with
Warlock and later on with her solo career, she has been an icon on
the European metal scene.
staying true to herself and her beliefs, she has never been shy of
writing very heartfelt lyrics, songs that speak emotions. And the
tradition continues with this album, with songs like: "You're
my Family", a song dedicated to the true Doro fans, "Haunted
Heart", a cool mid-tempo rocker, "Warrior Soul",
which also happens to be the title track for the upcoming film
"Anuk - Der Weg des Kriegers" in which Doro can be seen
in her first acting role. "Thunderspell" is a cool metal
hymn, that will surely soon be a fan favorite live, "In Liebe
und Freundschaft" is another great ballad in the tradition of
"Für Immer", and is my favorite moment on this solid
is pure and simple heavy metal in its purest form, with Doro's raw
voice on top. The quality of the songs ranges from solid to good,
with the exception "Ungebrochen", which is just 1 minute
37 seconds of horrible punk/hard core sounds (not sure if it's a
cover song) - just awful. A good album from Germany's premier
tracks: "You're my Family", "Strangers Yesterday",
"Thunderspell" & "In Liebe und Freundschaft".