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Review: Grave Digger - The Last Supper
Grave Digger
The Last Supper

Label: Nuclear Blast
Year released: 2005
Duration: 51:53
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: January 18, 2009
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
Readers Rating
The Last Supper

Rated 3.21/5 (64.21%) (19 Votes)

It's rare I find an album that fails to inspire much to say. Congratulations Grave Digger, you fall into this category. This is album number 12 from these guys after the super cool Rheingold. The Last Supper is a pretty bland affair, which is a fucking shame because these guys were so reliable with corkers such as Knights of the Cross, The Grave Digger and Excalibur. Contrary to popular belief, this isn't a full concept album, although some tracks are based on the crucifixion of Christ and obviously the last supper.

After throwaway intro "Passion" we are treated to the frightfully lackluster title track. Steadily the eyes become a little heavier, a track best skipped. One of the better tracks here, "Desert Rose", is a wake up call guaranteed to get the fist pumping and head banging. "Grave in The No Man's Land" and "Hell to Pay" would be best avoided; they'll fail to inspire anything but sleep. Eventually we find something a little more interesting: "Soul Savior" is a fucking stomper, with some fiery guitar work and an interesting change of pace for the chorus. "Divided Cross" gets the blood pumping again, as does "Hundred Days", but where on earth is this album's "Valhalla" or "Twilight of the Gods"?

I see this album as the first nail in the coffin for Grave Digger. I've yet to hear Liberty or Death, but judging by Sargon's review it certainly wasn't anything to rush out for. Hopefully they'll turn things around with Ballads of a Hangman because if not, I'd suggest these guys hang up their shovels. If you've yet to hear an album by these guys, check out Rheingold or Excalibur instead. One for the die-hards

Standout Tracks: "Desert Rose", "Soul Savior", "Divided Cross", and "Hundred Days"

Track Listing:
  1. Passion
  2. The Last Supper
  3. Desert Rose
  4. Grave In No Man's Land
  5. Soul Savior
  6. Crucified
  7. Divided Cross
  8. Night Before
  9. Black Widows
  10. Hundred Days
  11. Always And Eternally
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