Power of Metal.dk Review

Steel Horse
In the Storm
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 15 July, 2012
Playing time: 44:43

I usually don't get much of this style of metal because I prefer thrash, death and doom, but every now and then it's nice to get a Heavy Metal reminder. Spaniards Steel Horse released this album in 2011 originally and have now re-issued it with the help of their new label. Firefield Records. It deserves a re-issue!

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal lives once again in these guys. This is good, solid craftsmanship.

Odd as it may sound, I'm mainly enthusiastic about the less paced tunes of 'In The Storm', notably the tracks Crystal Grave and Nocturne. These are well-wrought, melodic metal songs, and they quite simply work. The presence of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden is always there in Steel Horse's music, perhaps with a touch of power metal, making some of the songs sound a bit like Riot - which is not a bad thing!

Oh, and I have to mention the last track, The Sacred Runes. It's a Maidenesque instrumental with twin harmonies and this, ladies and gentlemen is true beauty. Wonderful piece of music.

Are there fillers? Well, there's one or two, Thunderdome being one of them and opener The Rebel the other - but still, they're not bad songs as such.

Give it a try!

1. The Rebel (04:00)
2. In the Storm (05:41)
3. Cross the Edge (03:45)
4. Thunderdome (04:47)
5. Crystal Grave (07:11)
6. Land of the Wolves (04:45)
7. Live to Rock (04:06)
8. Nocturne (06:28)
9. The Sacred Runes (03:58
Label: Firefield Records
Artwork rating: 65/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 24 January, 2013
Website: www.steelhorse-heavymetal.com