|Review: Lord Volture - Never Cry Wolf|
|Never Cry Wolf|
Year released: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: December 11, 2011
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Never Cry Wolf
Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (12 Votes)
Lord Volture are a band I've never heard of and while they've only been around for a couple of years, Never Cry Wolf is their second album. Lord Volture play Heavy/Power Metal that is based on the twin-guitars of Iron Maiden mixed with the sing-a-long choruses and gruff vocals of Iron Savior. Singer David Marcelis sounds like Piet Sielck, although it is his mid-range that is suspect, being off-key occasionally, while his screams are usually spot-on. Guitarists Paul Marcelis and Leon Hermans do a nice job in the solo department.
There is nothing overly original about the songs on Never Cry Wolf. The opening riff from the song "Taiga" sounds like it was lifted directly from "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" but that's the closest the bands comes to plagiarism. The bulk of Never Cry Wolf is mid-paced crunchy Heavy Metal with a few catchy choruses here and there ("Wendigo," "Korgon's Descent.") It doesn't leave too much of a lasting impression but is enjoyable while on with a good dose of energy and a bit of a mean streak.
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