expectations were high when I put Malison Rouge's self-titled debut album
on because the info sheet states that their sound can be described as mix
between Iron Maiden, Queensryche and Fates Warning. Quite an interesting
cocktail if you ask me...
So can they
live up to the hype? Is there hope for us suckers, who still love to put on an
old Queensryche, Lethal or Deadly Blessing album every now and then?
answer is; Yes, they can!
pitched vocals of Zeb bring back some fond memories of when Geoff Tate, Tom
Mallicoat and Norman Kiersznowski (Ski) were on top of their game and the grunge
wave hadn't swept the metal scene away. Malison Rouge brings the same
virtues to the table and sound like the past 20 years haven't existed, but no
worry they do not sound dated or boring. Sure it might not be very original, but
they stick to a formula that once worked extremely well and with great success I
takes us back in time with an album that has the time signatures of a time that
once were, played with a lot of conviction and wrapped in a production of today
(thankfully). "Malison Rouge" is first class US Metal transferred into the new