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Posted: Apr 3 2010, 07:56 AM
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Joined: 27-October 05
Now, see. That's a proper name for a heavy metal band. Stormzone. And it's a proper name for a heavy metal album. "Death Dealer". Take note, warriors of metal. The opening, title track, even has a chanted chorus of "fight, fight, fight". And their manager is Jess Cox. Presumably, the ex Tygers of Pan Tang vocalist. And, wait for it. The album was produced by that stalwart of the NWOBHM, Neal Kay. A man who managed to finagle a career out of playing a demo at a rock disco. Makes me sick.
Unlike this album, which is the follow up to their 2007 debut, "Caught In The Act". I'm sure I saw them opening for Y&T around about then, but they didn't capture my attention, probably due to my lengthy vocal warmups, in anticipation of 'Summertime Girls. But this old school metal release got me form the off. Vocalist John 'Harv' Harbinson, who used to be in Sweet Savage / Fastway (but not when they were famous), has one of those classic upper register voices that were obligatory in the early eighties. And with twin guitars chugging away, it's a treat to listen to.
Songs like 'Secret Garden' (straight from the Samson songbook), 'The Legend Carries On (with Manowar approved lyrics) and 'The Chosen One' are as good as you're going to hear in trad metal circles. A warning, though, they claim to have AOR traces, but they generally keep them well concealed, with only 'The Memory Never Dies' going all Stratus / Grand Prix on you. A real treat, this one.
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