BAND SACRED LEATHER
ALBUM ULTIMATE FORCE LABEL CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC OUT 2018 (Feb 23rd)
OUR RATING 90/100
I was starting to listening to this album and I had immediately beautiful vibrations, confirmed one completed this first full-length by SACRED LEATHER.
ULTIMATE FORCE will be surely, in our opinion, one of the masterpieces of the year for all classic metal/NWOTHM fans!!
The product of five metal banshees from the Midwestern portion of the United States, SACRED LEATHER has spent the better part of their existence fine-tuning their live presentation while releasing a series of singles and splits in preparation for Ultimate Force.
Written over the course of two years, Ultimate Force was recorded during the fall of 2017 at Earth Analog Studios in Tolono, Illinois, with additional sessions taking place at Beware Sounds and Clandestine Arts Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mixing and mastering was handled by SACRED LEATHER lead guitarist Carloff Blitz at Clandestine Arts Recording shortly thereafter.
We start this album with the title-track: classic HM, with ever-present bass before WATCHER, another classy powerful gem.
To be noted the vocals of DEE WRATHCHILD, gifted of great vocal range and able to change throughout the same song.
POWER THRUST goes on in the same way, without increasing overly the sound they are able to be always inspired.
DREAM SEARCHER is an awesome tune of over 8 minutes; a various track that nor have we ever stopped listening to though its evolution.
A lot of seventies drops make pleasant atmospheres that envelope us.
MASTER IS CALLING starts in more 80's mood, creating an environment intentionally more light.
PROWLING SINNER begins with a nice arpeggio before developing in somethin' faster; to remind here and all over the record the big spaces left at solo parts.
This amazing album ends with almost 10 min of THE LOST DESTRUCTOR, with the voice of DEE that sometimes remind us a master as KING DIAMOND.
AN ALBUM ABSOLUTELY TO HAVE..BUT SOMEONE WAS TELLING THAT TRADITIONAL SCENE DOESN'T PROPOSE NEW TOP LEVEL BANDS?
LINE-UP Dee Wrathchild- Vocals JJ Highway- Lead Guitar Magnus LeGrand- Bass Guitar Carloff Blitz- Lead Guitar Jailhouse - Drums TRACKLIST 1 Ultimate Force 4:05 2 Watcher 4:59 3 Power Thrust 4:04 4 Dream Searcher 8:17 5 Master is Calling 4:43 6 Prowling Sinner 5:49 7 The Lost Destructor_Priest of the Undoer 9:32
(Thanks Clawhammer Pr)