YES!! Finally! Real Heavy Metal! Damn, I’ve really missed this kind of Metal for a
It would be a lie to
call RIOT one of my favorite bands, but still I find my way to
”Priviledge Of Power” and ”Thunder Steel” every now and then
when I need to hear state-of-the-art power metal from back in the day.
The first thing I
noticed here was the excellent production! Crunching guitars, screaming
solos, a lethal bass and those thundering drums!! Yes, it really sounds
good and so does the material. It’s well-written all the way. Heavy,
hard-hitting but yet melodic. Yes folks, this is the sound of classic
For nostalgics like
myself, albums of this level of quality are really a treat these days!
Like I said, I was never a big fan of RIOT in general but this album
serves as a perfect example of veterans delivering the goods like they
were always supposed to be delivered!
This album is
recommended to all ”true” listeners like fans of HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL
FEAR, ROB ROCK, DIO, MANOWAR etc.
Really, really satisfying listening to the real deal!
Although RIOT has gone
through several line-up changes and even though they’ve lost the
excellent Bobby Jarzombek, this album stands out as their best release
in many, many years!