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Collaboration between ex-Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett and American axeman Steve Stine.

 

Steve Grimmett, one time vocalist with Grim Reaper, Lionsheart and Onslaught, unleashes his latest endeavour under the moniker Grimmstine, a collaboration with US guitarist Steve Stine and, fellow North Dakota residents, the rhythm section of bassist Hat and drummer Dave Johnson. Available in certain territories for the past few months their self-titled debut album now gets a fully fledged European release via Metal Heaven.

Grimmett’s last solo release in 2007, ‘Personal Crisis’, was an introspective affair that, for my money, contained some of the highlights of his career, and picking up where that album left off this Anglo-American combination once again turns out to be a real winner. Grimmett’s undeniable vocal presence breathes life into what could have been an ordinary bunch of songs and turns this into a prime slice of melodic metal.

A weighty affair at fifteen tracks in just short of eighty minutes, the opening instrumental “Memory” is one of the few lighter moments. From biting hard rock to anthemic metal there is plenty of variety here and old school metallers will delight in the riff heavy ‘Prisoner’ and ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ and those who favour melody should check out the AOR flavoured ‘This Don’t Look Like Love’ and power ballad ‘You’ll Never Know’. A previously unheard of name to me, Steve Stine acquits himself well and is clearly a guitarist of some ability with some aggressive riffing and sparkling solos.

A very promising start for this new venture from Grimmett and the good news is that a follow-up is already underway. Grimmstine are looking to book US and European shows throughout 2010 and any interested parties should get in touch with the band via their MySpace site.

Dean Pedley

 

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