BAND RISING STEEL
ALBUM FIGHT THEM ALL
LABEL Frontiers Music srl
OUT Sept 4th, 2020
OUR RATING 90/100
Some years ago, writing on another website, I was really impressed by first full-lenght by RISING STEEL, a band from FRANCE, which learned the lesson from classic Hm masters but with an own and fresh twist.
FIGHT THEM ALL is the new album, out last Friday, the first out on Frontiers Records.
Twelve tracks without fillers since awesome MYSTIC VOICES, well-known as video single..a real bomb where crushing riffs, both pressing and dynamic drums, roaring bass and proud vocals of Emmanuelson (Fabrice Cassaro) make fresh the lesson of Judas Priest, all enhanced by brilliant solo parts (it will be a trademark of the whole album).
Strong and squared the title-track, with its sound carpet, powerful riffing and changes of time which hit the attention of listeners.
Classic and pressing STEEL HAMMER while BLACKHEART is more lilting, but similarly powerful and squared and there’s no shortage of a second part darker and dreamin’.
After great SAVAGE, we love GLOOMY WORLD, with its more complex and darker texture, reminding us atmospheres of KING DIAMOND.
In MALEFICE we can find also thrash elements, while anthemic METAL NATION is one of our favs.
*USSY is another great classic example of squared and classic HM followed by LED BY JUDAS, sharp,and pressing.
MASTERCONTROL is the last shot which ends in the best way this second full-lenght by RISING STEEL.
NOTHIN’TO ADD..ONE OF OUR HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS MAD 2020!