|Review: Split Heaven - Street Law|
Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: May 4, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.38/5 (67.5%) (8 Votes)
Split Heaven have apparently been knocking around for a while now, producing three full-length albums, of which this is the third. Street Law has a terrible cover and some cheesy lyrics, but it is a pretty damned good album of what we used to call 'speed metal' back in the day.
If I had to pick a major influence for this band, it would be Scanner. This is fast, loose, melodic Heavy Metal with whacked-out, high-register vocals and a lot more attitude than polish. At first this just sounded sloppy and unprofessional, but the more I spun it, the better I liked it. This is not as catchy as Scanner's best works (or Ravage, the other band they remind me of) but this is a head-flailing good time anyway. Not a classic, but hugely entertaining.
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