ALBUM WAVES OF STEEL
LABEL INFERNO RECORDS
OUR RATING 87/100
After one demo and one EP, MANDRAGORA, traditional heavy metal band from NUEVO CHIMBOTE, PERÚ, are ready with their first full lenght available on October 30th via INFERNO RECORDS (CD AND MC).
Recorded in 2015 and mixed in 2016 in Perú by PAUL PINTO, peruvian producer at the Quartet Note Studios, it was mastered in 2016 in Denmark by the well known FLEMMING RASMUSSEN, at the Sweet Silence Studios.
Let's start from the end: this platter is full of surprises!
Their music is best described as Old-School Hard Rock/Heavy Metal highly recommended for fans of ACCEPT, SAXON, IRON MAIDEN, JAGUAR but it's so much better.
First they are respectful of the best tradition of classic metal but developing all in a deeply own personal style.
Second they are technically flawless, they have the right songwriting and the voice of Fatima Natthammer provides a wide range of styles and colors.
The title-track is an intro before DEAD SOULS MASTER, the first ace (there are no fillers!)..rambling bass, twin guitars, stunning solos..this is HM!
SIREN MASTER is a bit "more melodic" but not much! Maybe I can tell more "catchy" but not much!
HELL NIGHT MASTER is more inspired with drops of eighties high voltage hard'n'heavy.
The structures are complex as solos but for the band is clear the right way where to go.
DEMON OWL..amazing tune, maybe with a Maiden's influence in the central break..in this song you can find all..changes of time, stunning solo parts..
Same speech for the next ABRAXIER.
PLANET OF THE SILVER CROWN highlights the big espressive voice of FATIMA.
STEEL METAL is more speedy while SOMEONE ends in the best way this platter.
We're ready to order our copy..and you? 💣TRACKLIST💣
01. Waves Of Steel 02. Dead Souls 03. Siren 04. Hell Night 05. Demon Owl 06. Abraxier 07. Planet oF The Silver Crown 08. Steel Metal 09. Someone 💣MANDRAGORA💣 Fátima Natthammer: Vocals Jorge Mandrágora: Bass Herman Roll: Lead Guitars Paulo Roquet: Rhythm Guitars Abel Ríos: Drums 💣BIO💣 The band was formed back in 2007 by bassist Jorge Mandragora with the arrivals of Pablo Campana (guitar), Fatima Natthammer (Female vocalist) and Beto Alpiscueta (drums). Quickly the band started to develop their own style & compose their own original songs with influences from classic Heavy-Metal & #NWOBHM sounds and also started playing live in their hometown in local Pubs and Bars like "El Bucanero", "Dinosaurios", but also found other stages to burn in the country. In 2010 - after guitarist Herman Gers joined the band - MANDRAGORA recorded its first demo called "Steel Metal" with the help (as producerà) of COBRA's guitarist Nito. That demo was then released to 500 copies on colombian label Hellhoundz Records but also on peruvian label Capricorn Records as a limited cassette edition to 150 copies. More live-appearances followed then.. sharing stages with bands like DOMINUS PRAELII, APOCALYPTIC RAIDS, CAUCHEMAR, COBRA, PENTAGRAM (Chi), ENFORCER, SATAN.... 2013 saw the band entering the studios again to record two new songs for a 7"EP to be released on INKAS NOIZE Records in 2014 - that EP got excellent feedbacks from the underground medias & public and in the next weeks (after the band shared the stage with german Metal Queen DORO), the band inked a deal with french record label INFERNO Records. Today the band delivers its best effort to date - the first full-length album "Waves Of Steel" which shows a more mature band with an even bigger potential now ! Get Ready !! #nwothm
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