|Review: Primal Fear - Seven Seals|
Label: Nuclear Blast
Year released: 2005
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: February 9, 2006
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Rated 4.19/5 (83.87%) (31 Votes)
Unless you have been living under a rock or are new to the modern day metal scene you have heard this band or at the very least have heard of them. Like every review I have ever read about this band I will also make the obligatory Judas Priest reference…..blah blah blah ba blah blah blah…sounds like "Painkiller" era Judas Priest…blah blah blah. Ok, now that I have gotten that out of the way I can continue. From the very beginning with the release of their self titled debut this band has just kicked out one excellent album after another and the newest is certainly no exception.
One of my favorite things about this band is they really understand the power of a killer riff and a solid hook. Most of their songs are easily memorable even after only listening to them a couple of times. They do not have albums that you have to listen through more than a dozen times before you "get it". This band believes in the power of straight ahead balls out heavy fucking metal and every time I hear a Primal Fear album I always ask myself "Why the FUCK can't this become a trend?" Ahhh but then I would no longer be elite in my taste of good music. Oh well at least for now I am way kewler than any kid at the mall...
On this release the band continues this streak of killer albums. With a slightly altered approach in songwriting which shows the addition of synthesizers and a more pronounced role for keyboards they still hit the mark dead on. The additions don't change the sound all that much but merely enhance what was already there which in my opinion is exactly how they should be used. The only complaint I had with this album I actually had to really look for and that was the inclusion of the song "A Question of Honour" which is a song that was already on the band Sinner's album "The Nature of Evil". I realize that this is Mat Sinner's other band but the song doesn't really sound all that different from the original release and I was just curios as to why and how it ended up on this album.
Overall this is another excellent release from this band and I once again recommend this one to any fan of Heavy Metal in general. If you are looking for riff heavy traditional heavy fucking metal look no further than Primal Fear. Highest Recommendation.
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