This band hails surprisingly enough from Belgium and not as expected by me from
Germany. No idea why I thought this would be a German band, but when I listened
to it, I was almost certain. Maybe some of the old metal fans remember the Canadian
band Razor that released an album called 'Evil Invaders' in 1985. I'm almost
sure that's where this band got it's name.
Well, the music on this album has also some similarities with that band, but fortunately
with a better sound and production. Another band they have a lot in common with
is Flotsam and Jetsam and then especially with their first album. Johannes van
Audenhove has a typical (King Diamond kind of) high scream in his voice with a
rawer edge, exactly like a lot of singers from speed metal bands did back in the
eighties. Half way thru the album another big influence surfaces more and more.
The Iron Maiden guitar (twin) harmonies and bass lines in "Stairway to
Insanity", "Blinded" and "Master of Illusion" betray that. The last 5 songs
sound like songs from the first Iron Maiden album on speed and there is nothing
wrong with that.
Don't expect new things, just plain old school speed metal (Iron
Maiden on speed) just like Flotsam and Jetsam, Razor, Exciter and Agent Steel
did in their early days. You could also say that you hear the band Hell, but
then on high speed.