Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 8 June, 2012
Playing time: 39:35

Well well, I have to say that the first song put a smile on my face, but also a big frown. After each song the frown got a little bigger and the smile smaller. The band is a mix of Judas Priest, Saxon and Mercyful Fate. The album even sounds like it was produced in the eighties, not that it sounds bad, but it got the same tone.

Normally there is nothing wrong with a mix between those top acts, but if you want to keep it interesting from start to finish, you have to write good songs. The first track "Bringer of Evil" is in my opinion immediately the strongest track, so the band used all their powder too early. Vocalist Stefan Sadzio sounds like a mix of Rob Halford and King Diamond. The high screams sometimes sound a little bit forced and that starts to irritate after a while. After the first track the only difference between the tracks is, that sometimes the song sounds like Mercyful Fate, another one has a Saxon stamp and then again a Judas Priest stamp.

Nevertheless, I don't think this band wants to sound any different than they do and that being original doesn't interest them a shit. You only have to look at the song titles to agree on that one. If you like old school sounding heavy metal and still run around with your denim jacket full of Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and Saxon ('Power and the Glory') patches, you will probably like this stuff.


01. Bringer of Evil
02. Mistress of the Storm
03. Surrender to the Dark
04. Hunter
05. Witch Hunt
06. Chains of Steel
07. Lonesome Warrior
08. Awakening of Thunder

Label: Killer Metal Records
Distribution: Cmm Gmbh
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 7 July, 2012