Love & Destruction

Release date: June 23rd 2006
Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)

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Heavy Metal

Rating: 83/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
July 11th 2006

“Love & Destruction” is the second album from these Norwegian Metalheads, the first one “Demons and Diamonds” was released on the FaceFront label in 2002 and licensed to Massacre Records in 2003; “Demons and Diamonds” was a superb heavy metal release with tons of influence from Iron Maiden, Saxon and other traditional metal bands.

The new album has turned out a bit more modern than the previous one, now they sound like a Bruce Dickinson jam with Wolf and Machine Men. Thunderbolt is proving for the second time that heavy metal is still alive and kicking with tracks like “Heavy Metal Thunder” (No not the Saxon tune), “Metallic Depression”, “Call out the Lions” and the excellent “Sin, Sex & Spandex”.

I’m pretty sure that devoted Iron Maiden followers will get a kick out of this release while they are waiting for the September release of “A Matter of Life and Death”.
Do I need to say any more?  

Recommended tracks: All of them.