Grave Digger was one of the first bands in the
Teutonic metal explosion, which came out of Germany in the beginning
of the eighties, together with bands such as Sinner, Running Wild,
Destruction, Trance, Steeler, Warlock, Avenger (Rage), Iron Angel
and lots of other bands they established the German heavy metal
scene as one of the strongest in the world.
Grave Digger released the two legendary albums “Heavy
Metal Breakdown” and “Witch Hunter” plus two albums more before
breaking up, but they reunited in the beginning of the nineties and
have released a bunch of great albums “Tunes of War”(1996), “Knights
of the Cross”(1998) and “Excalibur”(1999).
And now it seems like Grave Digger has released their
best album since “Tunes of War”, “Liberty or Death” is packed with
great tunes. The music on “Liberty or Death” sounds very similar to
Rebellions “Sagas of Iceland – The History of the Vikings Volume 1”,
epic mid-tempo based songs with lots of great choruses and packed
Chris Boltendahl’s voice still bothers me big time,
but after twenty or more spins in my CD-Player it bothers me less
and less, so maybe after 100 spins he will be my favourite heavy
metal singer (NOT).
“Liberty or Death” comes with a great production and
a great cover artwork, the limited digipack comes with one bonus
Recommended tracks: “Ocean of Blood”, “Until
the Last King Died” & “Shadowland”.