Storm Warrior

Rating: 85/100

Reviewed by: Peter Laursen, October '04
Label: Remedy Records
Style: Power Metal

Nothern Rage

Storm Warriors debut CD blew me out of my chair, because I’m a sucker for this kind of “fast-power-speed-metal”, so I was really looking forward to their new album. Storm Warrior are from Germany, and two other German bands comes to my mind when I listen to Storm Warrior are Running Wild and Helloween. And again on their new release these two bands comes to mind. So nothing new here, but I don’t care!

We get 10 songs of fast power - almost speed metal, with catchy, not “happy-sounding”, but catchy refrains. A lot of fast drumming and a lot of fast guitars is all over this album. There’s not much more to tell! - If you like bands like Helloween and Running Wild and you like power and speed metal… check them out, okay?

I don’t know about you, but to me this album needed a few spins to grow on me. “Northern Rage” is almost as good as their debut album so; I will follow these Germans into the future, and I’m sure they can satisfy my hunger for power and speed metal in the years to come.

Recommended tracks: "Heroic Death", "Valhalla", "Thy Last Fire", "Welcome Thy Rite", "Blood Eagle" and "Lindisfarne"