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Review: Speed Limit - Anywhere We Dare
Speed Limit
Anywhere We Dare

Label: Pure Rock Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 1:03:01
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock

Rating: 3/5

Review online: February 27, 2018
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Anywhere We Dare

Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)

Austria isn't what you would consider a "hotbed" of metal, but I've reviewed a few bands (Serenity, Gallows Pole) over my time here at The Metal Crypt. Like Gallows Pole, Speed Limit has been around since the late 70s and play hard rock-influenced heavy metal. Their 2017 album Anywhere We Dare has the crunchy yet glossy riffs and well-constructed vocal lines of Skid Row's Slave to the Grind, the album I kept thinking of while listening. Tracks like "Sober Truth" and "Step Out of the Line" rock away and get feet tapping but don't leave much of an impression behind as Speed Limit's songwriting can be described as "safe" and they don't color outside the lines in any way. The ballads, on the other hand, are either boring ("Sign of the Times") or so syrupy ("Affinity of Souls") you'll need an insulin injection to avoid a diabetic coma. I can't give Anywhere We Dare a ringing endorsement, but I can't trash it either as it typifies average.

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