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Review: Alltheniko - Back in 2066 (Three Head Mutant Chronicles)
Back in 2066 (Three Head Mutant Chronicles)

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 49:24
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy/Thrash

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: February 2, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Back in 2066 (Three Head Mutant Chronicles)

Rated 3/5 (60%) (7 Votes)

My first guess, based on the guitar-heavy Power Metal they play, was that Alltheniko was a German band but they are actually from Italy. There are no sweeping keyboards or orchestration to clutter up the down and dirty music contained in the band's fourth full-length, Back in 2066 (Three Head Mutant Chronicles). The whole album is played with a devil-may-care exuberance that is reminiscent of early Savatage but wrapped up in a modern production similar to Savage Blade and Split Heaven. The vocals are a barely controlled scream that will have the family dog covering up his ears on the high notes. They suit the music but the vocal lines don't always sound like they were meant for the song they are in. The guitars are crunchy and mean and the solos are some of the best I've heard in a long while. Some of the songs ("Ticket for the Fireball") are better than others ("Struggle till the Sunset") but none really stick out until the closer, "Back from the Other Side." Alltheniko struck gold with this track. The guitar sound at the beginning is killer and the chorus is easily the most memorable on the album. Gritty old school goodness with a clean, crisp sound awaits.

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