Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook
Review: RAM - Svbversvm
RAM
www.ram-metal.com
Svbversvm

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 50:03
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: December 12, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
for:
Svbversvm

Rated 4.1/5 (82%) (20 Votes)
Review


RAM has received some mixed reviews here at The Metal Crypt. For those new to the band, they play a retro-NWOBHM style of Heavy Metal from the same school as Enforcer, Ranger and Katana. Personally, I enjoyed the unbridled speed of the "Under the Scythe" single but never got around to checking out any of their full-length albums until Svbversvm, their fourth. It took a few spins to sink in but this is a pretty good slice of the 80s. RAM takes queues from different sources like Refuge Denied-era Sanctuary's wild vocals and heavy, slow pacing ("Return of the Iron Tyrant" "Svbversvm"), the speed and abandon of Long Live the Loud-era Exciter ("Eyes of the Night") and the catchy riffs of Balls to the Wall-era Accept ("The Usurper" "Holy Death"). Sure, most of the songs are reminiscent of things you've heard before but they are almost all going to have you singing along. You could certainly argue that some of the "retro" movements are getting stale but when a band puts this much effort into making good songs it doesn't really matter what you label it, it's still worth your attention.

Other related information on the site
Review: Death (reviewed by Christopher Foley)
Review: Lightbringer (reviewed by Adam Kohrman)
Review: Lightbringer (reviewed by Bruce Dragonchaser)
Review: Lightbringer (reviewed by Christopher Foley)
Review: Svbversvm (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Under the Scythe (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Under the Scythe (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Video: Flame of the Tyrants
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines ALL REVIEWS 

HOME
























Copyright  © 1999-2016, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.