ALBUM Metal Lands
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT Feb 26th, 2021
OUR RATING 90/100
ATTIKA is a well-known name on our pages; in 2018, they played their first show in Europe at UP THE HAMMERS, while the following year they played in another european top festival, HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR.
The US classic metal band from Melbourne, Florida was active for over a decade between mid-80s and mid-90s.
The albums ´Attika´ (1988) and ´When Heroes Fall´ (1991) are classics loved by our readers.
From the beginning, their line-up included frontman and singer Robert Van War and drummer Jeff Patelski. Soon after, bassist Glenn Anthony and guitarist Bill Krajewski joined to complete the current line-up.
Their long awaited comeback is ready..on Feb 26th ATTIKA are ready to unleash METAL LANDS, available on PURE STEEL RECORDS.
Over 48 minutes and ten songs in this album; the first shot is the title-track opened by a drum-roll, driving bass lines, sharp riff and a grandiloquent sound..high pitched vocals to open a classic tune worthy of best Priests.
A “live production” and its powerful mood, enriched by gorgeous solo parts, makes this first song a classic.
8 TRACK DAYS says all in the title..a classic song, squared and more lilting which you’ll surely appreciate.
LIKE A BULLET is a strong and fast attack with a great structure..roaring bass, pressing drums and again solo parts to remark.
IN DARKNESS OF THE DAY they’re a bit darker, while in THE PRICE all seems more flowing with a clear 80’s touch.
THORN IN MY SIDE shows a breathtakingly series of solos, while RUN WITH THE HORSEMAN shows the flavour of Teutonic bands such as ACCEPT.
They go on with great SINCERELY VIOLENT and GOLD before ONE WISH, an inspired track opened by a fancy arpeggio, ends in best way this awesome platter.
MAJESTIC AND POWERFUL CLASSIC METAL..PROUD OF THEIR ROOTS BUT LOOKING FORWARD!! ONE OF OUR HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEAR!
1. Metal Lands
2. 8 Track Days
3. Like A Bullet
4. Darkness Of The Day
5. The Price
6. Thorn In My Side
7. Run With The Horseman
8. Sincerely Violent
10. One Wish
Robert Van War VC
Bill Krajewski GT
Glenn Anthony BG
Jeff Patelski DR