BAND TRAITORS GATE
LABEL NO REMORSE RECORDS
OUT 2018 - May 25th
OUR RATING 87/100
After the appetizer ONLY THE STRONG, the EP of the last year that signed the return of another great cult NWOBHM name, TRAITORS GATE are ready now with a new full-length called FALLEN, available for a few days via NO REMORSE RECORDS.
This new platter is composed by ten songs, of which five are taken from abovementioned ONLY THE STRONG and five are really new.
Firstly we can say that TRAITORS GATE are able to be fresh and smart, while being proud of their roots but looking to the future.
In this platter sound evolves and winks both at uk and us power tradition; the whole thing is pleasant and fancy.
Among new songs HOMELAND is mighty and son of classic US scene; it's able to be a little darker, enhanced by a great solo.
MEAN STREETS starts with a raw and direct riffing and develops itself in somethin' different, enriched by 80's vocals and by a "almost catchy" chorus.
Positive reactions also for SOLAR PLAINS, with its sustained rhythms and SIGN OF THE CROSS, in our opinion one of the best songs of the platter.
Surely a song that grows second after second, enhanced by a really inspired solo.
The last new shot is the title track, mighty and powerful again, that ends in the best way this long-awaited return!
TRAITORS GATE ARE BACK!