BAND STEEL RAISER
LABEL IRON SHIELD RECORDS
OUT Feb 15th, 2019
OUR RATING 84/100
STEEL RAISER was born by an idea of two mates, Gian Luca Rossi e Alfonso Giordano, which after a long pause decided in 2007 to start a new project.
In 2007 Steel Raiser recorded the first demo while the first album “Race Of Steel” was released few months later via Pure Steel Records in 2008 and marks the record debut of Steel Raiser.
After positive feedback of "Race Of Steel" culminated with the participation to the "Swordbrother Festival" in Germany, the current lineup was starting to take shape in 2009 with new entry of Giuseppe Seminara on guitar, Salvo Pizzimento on bass and Antonio Portale on drums.
In 2013, five years after their debut, was release “Regeneration”, always via Pure Steel Records. Two years later Steel Raiser was back with a new studio album released by Iron Shield Records and called "Unstoppable".
After touring and writing new stuff the 4. album "Acciaio" is ready now and it will be available on Feb 15th, 2019.
Eleven songs and one intro for these new album, a platter really enjoyable.
The first shot is DEMON ANGEL, a pure example of the right way to play today classic metal; it sounds powerful and fresh and guitar solos are always at top level.
HEAVY METAL HERO is another great ace, classic metal with 80's flavour enhanced by fitting voice;
it reminds us somethin' with the mood of smart bands such as BULLET.
It the KING OF THE NIGHT sees a speed increasing, GENGIS KHAN shows a pressing drumming and rough vocals; in our opinion one of the best tracks of this album.
Closer to eighties mood the great RISING PHOENIX, that reminds us somethin' from RAINBOW or ALCATRAZZ.
HIGHWAY EAGLE shows the return to fancy classic HM, while WHEREVER is the one and only ballad of the album, where singer ALFONSO GIORDANO shows his ability.
If NIGHT OF DUSTER is a war machine, closer to actual PRIMAL FEAR, next three songs are other right shots, before anthemic UP THE FIST, really amazing and son of JUDAS PRIEST, ends in the best way this great platter!
STEEL INFERNO are BACK and it's a REAL INFERNO!
1. The Fourth Seal (Intro) 2. Demon Angel 3. Heavy Metal Hero 4. The King of the Night 5. Genghis Khan 6. Rising Phoenix 7. Highway Eagle 8. Wherever 9. Night of the Duster 10. Spirits of Vengeance 11. Man of Rage 12. Up the Fist
Alfonso Giordano VC Gian Luca Rossi GT Giuseppe Seminara GT Salvo Pizzimento BG Carlos Cantatore DR
(Pressagent Pure Steel Promotion)