Power of Metal.dk Review

Conquest of Steel
Of Fire & Steel
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 2 December, 2013
Playing time: 41:32

Just a short look at the song titles and you know what to expect. Metal, Steel, Battlefield, Warrior, Die, Death, War and Sword (oh no, they forgot that one). What counts for them is that they do it on purpose and they don't try anything else then to play rather outdated eighties NWOBHM.

Everything breaths this old school heavy metal. The sound of the instruments, the production, the twin soli, the rattling bass drums, the galopping bass-lines and the clean vocals. I will not tell you news that their music has a big doses of Iron Maiden and the lyrics, well you can guess yourself. I appreciate the bands persistence in delivering albums on a regular basis since their foundation, but I don't think this fourth album will make a lot of difference in their career. Therefore it is all too average and there isn't a song that sticks out. After listening to the entire album there isn't a refrain or phrase I remember to sing a long to.

I guess this album is only for those who still dribble on everything that smells like NWOBHM.

01. All Men Must Die
Metal All the Time
Bring the Thunder
Death Awaits Us Upon the Shore
The Warrior and the Witch
Horned Viper
= Power
Vengeance and Steel
Here Comes the Metal
Iron Fist on the Battlefield (of War)
Label: No Face Records
Distribution: No Face Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 27 February, 2014
Website: www.conquestofsteel.co.uk