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Review: Ghost Machinery - Out for Blood
Ghost Machinery
Out for Blood

Label: Limb Music Products
Year released: 2010
Duration: 46:48
Tracks: 11
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 6, 2010
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Out for Blood

Rated 3.88/5 (77.5%) (8 Votes)

Excellent European style Power Metal from Finland's Ghost Machinery is what can be found on their second album, Out for Blood. Ghost Machinery is Burning Point front man Pete Ahonen's "other" Power Metal band and lest you think Out for Blood filled with cast offs from its better known peer, just take a listen.

The basic blueprint followed by Ahonen and company has been used countless times and perfected by bands like Iron Savior, Silent Force and, of course, Burning Point. Clean, yet crunchy, guitars, majestic keyboards and double kick drums support hooks, hooks and more hooks. This is classic "happy" Power Metal. The choruses are instantly sing-able, the riffs demand you break out the air guitar and the drums will have your feet tapping.

If Out for Blood has a drawback, it's that you've heard it before. "Face of Evil" could easily have been on Iron Savior's Condition Red and the riff on "Guilty" sounds suspiciously like Yngwie Malmsteen's "I Am a Viking." While Out for Blood might as well have been a Burning Point album, it is played with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Singer Taage Laiho has a fantastic voice and Ahonen's guitar work is, as usual, excellent. I can overlook the lack or originality when the music is played this well.

Other related information on the site
Review: Haunting Remains (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with Pete Ahonen (Guitars) on December 29, 2010 (Interviewed by MetalMike)
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