LABEL METAL BLADE RECORDS
OUT 2017 (Nov 3rd)
OUR RATING 83/100
After the celebrated SVBVERSVM two years ago, for a few days is out the new album by classic metal heroes from Sweden.
This is the 5th studio album and the 1st concept..four tunes and an elaborate song divided in six parts (Ramrod the Destroyer).
The album starts with DECLARATION OF INDIPENDENCE: a beginning mighty and powerful of over 7 min duration, a classic metal song with a great solo and great breaks.
Next there's ON WINGS OF NO RETURN, shorter but not less powerful than previous song; in the best way of the contemporary NWOTHM.
GULAG starts with a great intro, next developing in somethin' pressing and epic; none of obvious or granted!
A THRONE AT MIDNIGHT is all to enjoy with the voice of OSCAR CARLQUIST in a perfect Halford/King Diamond mood.
The second side is reserved to RAMROD THE DESTROYER: ambitious stuff with our decreases the (high) level!
Lastly what can we say.. RAM are back at the top!
OSCAR CARLQUIST VC
HARRY GRANROTH GT
MARTIN JONSSON GT
TOBIAS PETTERSON BG
MORGAN PETTERSSON DR