Power of Metal.dk Review

Passion of Dirt
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 28 April, 2014
Playing time: 43:06

Get a chunck of Nuclear Assault, spruce with Iron Maiden, garnish with Blind Guardian and heat with a Motorhead vibe.....this recipe roughly sums up the music of Garagedays. Churning anthems of old-school Metal with a sharp biting sound, the band’s mindset is clearly rooted in the 1980s.

Although the album sounded better than I imagined, don’t expect to be floored by something fresh or excessively imaginative. The vocals are an acquired taste but I can easily visualise this music animating large crowds.

Amongst the 10 songs on offer: ‘Razorblade’ is a tight-sounding Metal number verging on Thrash; ‘Streets’ reminded me of Manowar’s ‘Defender’; ‘Bleeding Days’ is characterised by some cool double-bass drumming and screaming guitar solos.

“Passion of Dirt” was co-produced by Ralf Scheepers and mixed by Andy LaRoque. An interesting album, no more no less.


01. It Rules
02. Never Give Up
03. Road To Madness
04. Razorblade
05. Passion of Dirt
06. Streets
07. Bleeding Days
08. The Unknown Feeling
09. Scars Of Life

10. Inject

Label: Rocksector Records
Distribution: Rocksector Records
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: 23 August, 2014
Website: www.garagedays.at