Power of Metal.dk Review

Messiah's Kiss
Get Your Bulls Out!
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 5 December, 2014
Playing time: 61:23/71:28 (digi)

With a hiatus of six years this multi national band returns with a new album and leaves me behind a little bit disappointed. I have good memories of their 2007 album 'Dragonheart' and now that they have added one new member (Jason Bank on guitar)and I was expecting a real heavy power metal album in Helloween style.

After the first song 'Livin in Paradise' I hoped that this was just a song in which they tried out a different style. But no, the band turned away from power metal and although there are some parts that remind of that period, American groovy hard rock is what we get. If you like music from bands like Victory, Gotthard, Skid Row, Bonfire, The Scorpions or even Guns 'n' Roses this new album will be a real pleasure. Mike Tirelli is of course a very good vocalist and his qualities really show on this album.

If you listen to this band for the first time, I can imagine that you will rate this album very high, because the songwriting is very strong and a song like "Rescue Anyone? Rescue Me" could have been on the debut album of the band Skintrade. Faster songs like "Survivor" or 'Whisper a Prayer" are more my cup of tea, but that doesn't mean that I don't like the other tracks. Getting used to their new style a bit, I have to admit that this isn't a bad album at all and it will probably be their most succesfull because there is a bigger audience for this hard rock style.

For me they didn't have to change their style so drasticallly, but perhaps it is the best step for the band to secure their future.

01. Livin in Paradise
Immortal Memory
Rescue Anyone? Rescue Me!
Survivor (Take a Ride On my Heels)
Time to Say Goodbye
Only Murderers Kill Time
Fuel For Life
Mission to Kill
09. Symphony of Sin
10. Nobody Knows Your Name
11. Who's the First to Die
12. Whisper a Prayer
13. Without Forgiveness
14. Buried Alive

Digipack Bonus Tracks;
15. Only Murderers Kill Time (Acoustic Version)
16. it's No Good

Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 5 December, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/messiahskiss