BAND PLAY TO WIN
LABEL RECORD BREAKING RECORDS
OUT Oct, 26th - 2018
OUR RATING 83/100
STRIKER, the Canadian band, well-known on our pages, are out for a few days with a new chapter of their career (the 6th) called "PLAY TO WIN".
Also this time they're able to mix classic Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Power Metal and 80’s Metal;
it means that this band, that consists of frontman Dan Cleary, guitarists Tim Brown and Chris Segger, bassist William Wallace and drummer Adam Brown, has grown havin' been on an absolute roll in the last few years also playing live across Europe and North America along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal and Bang Your Head Festival.
Featuring amazing Randy Black (Primal Fear, Destruction, Annihilator) as a session drummer, "Play To Win" will enjoy all fans of classic metal and not only, as abovementioned, and hit all of us for its freshness.
"This album is designed to light a fire under your ass and get you moving, and we made sure to get the most modern, ear melting sounds possible. It’s all about where metal is going, not where it has been, and this is our soundtrack to success,” commented guitarist Tim Brown about the album. And Tim Brown and Chris Segger begin shredding their guitars from the very beginning of song "Heart of Lies", where the band mix with experience HM and HR.
Next the great "Position of Power" followed by Head First maybe more commercial. "On The Run" shows smart vocals by Daniel Cleary while "The Front" is another classic song by Striker, with their 80’s metal drops.
The title-track, a smart mid-tempo, shows guitar sharp riffs and strongs solos by both guitars. Heavier "Summoner", surely closer to classic HM while "Heavy Is The Heart" is a power ballad.
"Hands Of Time" ends this platter..maybe a step back.
A GREAT ALBUM, SO VARIOUS! PERFECT TO BRING OUR LOVED MUSIC IN THE FUTURE!
1. Heart of Lies 4:04 2. Position of Power 3:41 3. Head First 4:02 4. On The Run 3:52 5. The Front 4:02 6. Play To Win 3:49 7. Standing Alone 4:56 8. Summoner 4:04 9. Heavy Is The Heart 4:54 10. Hands Of Time 3:47 LINE UP
Dan Cleary LV Tim Brown GT Chris Segger GT William Wallace BG Adam Brown D4 Guests
Randy Black DR Lindsay Robinson, John Kennedy and Nathan Schadeck BV