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A Metal record full of great songs of the highest quality.

German Power Metal stalwarts Iron Savior return with album number eleven and once again we find another band that uses the "if it isn't broken don't try to fix it" mantra in their approach to recording music. This honestly doesn't bother me and why change a winning formula if you don't have or want to? Iron Savior therefore have once again recorded an album with twelve songs full of Power Metal enthusiasm, played for the most part at breakneck speed with killer guitar riffs and solos, dramatic overblown drum fills and a singer with a vocal roar that could scare away a pride of lions on the attack.

After the obligatory intro, the band launch into 'Last Hero' and immediately we're on familiar Melodic Metal territory; the guitars plough a deep rut through your auditory canal as they blast from the speakers and the high pitched, but always classy, vocals of Piet Sielck compel the track to its logical conclusion. The next three songs, 'Revenge Of The Bride', 'From Far Beyond Time' and 'Burning Heart', speed past at a F1-type pace but all are fantastic slabs of molten Metal with buckets of melody fused to their central cores.

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This aural attack is then continued with 'Thunder From The Mountain', 'Iron Warrior' the brooding 'Dragon King' which slows things down a treat, the catchy as hell 'Firestorm' and the moody and overblown 'The Demon' which shows a different side to the band and has an almost 'Beyond The Realms Of Death' (Judas Priest) feel to it.

If there is one thing you can count on with Iron Savior it's this. That with each passing year and album that they release, you'll always get a Metal record full of great songs of the highest quality and honestly, what more could you ask for?

Ian Johnson

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