Power of Metal.dk Review

Another Dimension
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 15 September, 2012
Playing time: 46:23

Yet when you have a glimpse at the logo and the artwork of the New Zealand’s gang RAZORWYRE it will become clear that you will hear serious metal. After releasing an EP the band changed its name (a rather right approach…) and now presents us with its full length debut.

A bit noisy beginning for the moment hides the heavy metal stuff of the music that the boys play. It's classic basis is colored with light groovy attitude and leaning to speed metal bursts. NWOBHM harmonies alternate with EXCITER influences. However the radical guitar decisions aim at the problem period of the early speed/thrash bands around 1995, when colossus like EXCITER and HELLSTAR put the guard down in the name of more conventional sound. The very typically heavy metal vocals contribute to this. The melodic fiber reminds of SAXON and TIGERS OF PAN TANG.

Another decision emphasizing the aggression of the band is in the choice of the sound. It is entirely “pumped”! This adds to the impression of RAZORWYRE; a note blackened thrash. This noisy recording gives the listener a of bit unnecessary tension. This year even the big band learned that „all-men-play-on-ten“ production falls in a share of the contemporary computer listening of music… The edge levels with difficulty enter into the ordinary speakers. You can hardly catch the melody. The vocals do not have enough space for expression and the thrash sound is not convincing enough.

Enthusiasm swarms from the New Zealanders. They bravely melt a mixture of heavy, speed and groove metal. Although there are things to develop in their musicianship RAZORWYRE reproduce the diverse inheritance in their own way. It’s complicated to describe the band but this happens for those who walk upside-down… (A joke!)



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Label: Inferno Records
Distribution: Inferno Records
Artwork rating: 89/100
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 17 November, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/razorwyreband