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Review: Iron Savior - Rise of the Hero
Iron Savior
Rise of the Hero

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 55:06
Tracks: 12
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: March 18, 2014
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Rise of the Hero

Rated 3.93/5 (78.52%) (27 Votes)

Iron Savior have not been able to match their classic works, and this album does not break that pattern, but it is light years better than the extremely overproduced and lackluster The Landing from 2011. They may never again hit the highs of Condition Red or Battering Ram, but they have at least produced a worthy album this time.

The guitars sound like actual guitars this time, as opposed to afterthoughts, and Piet has throttled back on the vocal harmonizing to let the guitar riffs actually lead the songs. This is faster, heavier, and just plain more metal than their last album. Catchier tunes than anything on Megatropolis mean this is clearly the best work the band has produced in a decade. Sure, it's pretty derivative of their old stuff and doesn't have any really ace songs, but it's a solid entrant into their body of work.

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