of you might be familiar with Winters Bane due to the fact that Tim
“Ripper” Owens handled the vocals on their great debut album
“Heart of a Killer” back in 1993, before he went on to join Judas
Tim's departure guitarist Lou St. Paul took over the vocal duties
on Winters Banes second album “Girth” from 1997. The “Heart of a
Killer” CD was re-released by Century Media in
2000 and in 2003 a four track demo was released.
in 2005 a new album called “Redivivus” was recorded, but it was only
released in the US now at last it is available here in Europe
through the Metal Heaven label.
St. Paul are the only original member left in the band and he has
recruited Jeff Welch (Apocalypse US) on bass, Mark Cross (ex-Helloween,
ex-Metalium) on drums and Alexander Koch (ex-Spiral
Tower, Powergod) on vocals.
is a great piece of US power metal but it will never be a classic like
the “Heart of a Killer” album, don’t get me wrong there is some
great stuff on this CD, but it just like something is missing. I don’t
know what it is but when I get to the last 2 or 3 tracks I find myself
doing something else than listening to the music.
check it out for yourself, maybe I’m just getting old.