|Review: Palace - The 7th Steel|
|The 7th Steel|
Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2014
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: February 26, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:The 7th Steel
Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)
It should only take a cursory listen to The 7th Steel, the seventh full-length (see what they did there?) from Palace to realize they are a German Power Metal band. Crunchy riffs, gritty vocals and nary a keyboard lick to be heard are the hallmarks and are present in spades. Vocalist Harald Piller sounds a bit like a cross between Grave Digger's Chris Boltendahl and Mob Rules' Klaus Dirks so that and the whole Power Metal thing make comparisons to those long-running German bands quite easy. I wish I could say there was something particularly special or unique on The 7th Steel but there really isn't. It's just a competently played album featuring decent, if derivative, songwriting and ultimately falls into the "good while it's on but not overly memorable" category.
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