|Review: Metal Inquisitor - Doomsday for the Heretic|
|Doomsday for the Heretic|
Label: Hellion Records
Year released: 2005
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: May 1, 2006
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
for:Doomsday for the Heretic
Rated 4.4/5 (88%) (10 Votes)
Believe it or not I actually bought this album as an afterthought. I was at the Century Media mail order buying the new Edguy and Mystic Prophecy and came across this album in their new arrivals area. I remember someone on the Metal Crypt forums extolling the virtues of this album and decided to give it a try. Little was I to know then that 5 days later my CD player would be taken hostage by Metal Inquisitor. As of this week the hostage situation has gone on for 6 weeks. The albums I was actually searching for with this order have gotten a cursory listen at best and are still waiting their turn. I have 10 days off in July I might be able to get to them then.
I think the reason that I am so drawn into this album is that it reminds me of my youth. Everything about this album just screams 1980's from the music to the production all the way down to the band logo which looks like something I would have done back in 8th grade. Hell even one of the songs is about a cult classic TV show from that era called Logan's Run. If that doesn't take you back to that time either you are too young or you smoked way too much weed to remember much of anything. Well people I remember and I remember very well.
This band wears their influences right on their sleeves as each song on this disc shows. Here you will find equal parts Saxon, Priest, Ozzy and even some early Metallica (Tell me Restricted Agony couldn't have been on Kill 'Em All…go ahead I dare ya.). Although all these influences are very obvious this band has really made these songs their own. I just can't help myself I just can't get enough of this album. There isn't one weak track on the disc and I think they deserve extra credit for not adding some cheesy ass obligatory ballad. The only thing what so ever I can possibly complain about is simply the intro track to start the album and if you have read my editorial on this practice you will know why. The sheer excellence of this album overshadows any complaint I might have.
Overall is this album original or ground breaking in any way? I would say no but I would also hasten to add that it is definitely a damn good time. Plain and simple if you like any of the bands I mentioned throughout this review you should not hesitate in picking this one up. If you don't like any of those bands all I can say is…What the hell is wrong with you???
My highest recommendation.
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