Germany’s very own PRIMAL FEAR is back with another fine release, entitled '16.6 (Before
the Devil Knows You’re Dead)’ and they almost continues were they left us with ‘New
Religion’ (2007). They are bit rougher this time. But you better beware, ‘cause we get
both up-tempo heavy metal and melodic mid-tempo metal with catchy choruses in their
famous PRIMAL FEAR/JUDAS PRIEST style. At times they are even more Priest than Priest
PRIMAL FEAR really succeeds in balancing the two sides of PRIMAL FEAR and they just
seems to get better at it as time passes by. Some die-hard fans might find one or two of the
songs too melodic but come on... a band can’t release the album year after year! And they
haven’t turned into another Bon Jovi clone, for crying out loud!
Well... the die-hard fans will find themselves banging their heads and singing along to straightforward songs such as; “Riding The Eagle”, “Under The Rader”, “The Exorcist” and the stomping; “Six Times Dead (16.6)” and “Killbound” in no time. Yes... there is something for everyone here. Melody, stomping songs, and faster ones with guitar runs that sound like a dentists drill, so what more do you need?
I have no complaints of the production either, so go and get this album in May and sit back and enjoy the ride.