Shame on me!
I was actually ready to forward this promo-CD by HERMAN FRANK called ’Loyal to None’
in a hurry but no one seemed interested in reviewing it so I was stuck with it.
HERMAN FRANK could very well be a totally unknown to the younger metal fans but older
fans will immediately think of ACCEPT and VICTORY.
Well... here we have his very first solo album and it is enjoyable from start to the very end.
My promo-CD contain 10 tracks of traditionally heavy metal that easily can compete with
both ACCEPT and VICTORY. And I was ready to forward this album...? Shame on me!
The music is very 80’s heavy metal and every song on this CD has its own identity and is
strong enough to stand in its own right. Just take a listen to album opener “Moon II” that
reminds me of RUNNING WILD, or the mighty “7 Stars”, the melodic but crunchy “Lord
Tonight” that contain a chorus that I’ve heard somewhere before. Or what about the rolling
“Metal Gods”, maybe my favourite track on the disc. The CD ends with “Welcome to Hell”
that contains a riff that has SAXON written all over it.
The production is alright, the songs are great so order your copy now!
And I was ready to forward this album? Shame on me!