|Review: Gloryful - The Warrior's Code|
|The Warrior's Code|
Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2013
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: August 8, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:The Warrior's Code
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
Gloryful's The Warrior's Code is a Power Metal album of the muscular, testosterone-fueled variety. The riffs are plentiful and thump you in the ribcage unceasingly, the drums are dominantly double-kick and the singer leans hard into the vocal lines. The lyrics deal with warriors, Heavy Metal and the like so between the sound and lyrical themes, comparisons to Manowar and Virgin Steele, with a bit of early Helloween thrown in, are going to be apt. There's nothing new on The Warrior's Code and the vocals aren't up to level of Eric Adams or David Defeis and are actually a bit flat occasionally. Still, if all we valued was innovation and pitch-perfect singing, there would be a lot of Metal that would be left by the wayside and the rest of the playing on The Warrior's Code kicks some ass, especially if you are a guitar aficionado. Vito Papotto and Shredmaster J.B. know their way up and down a fret board and there are copious leads and fills that will make guitar lovers quite happy. The Warrior's Code is a decent debut for Gloryful and these Germans show some potential.
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