Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Steel Raiser - Acciaio
Steel Raiser

Label: Iron Shield Records
Year released: 2019
Duration: 42:54
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: March 28, 2019
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (8 Votes)

I'm not familiar with Steel Raiser and wasn't particularly impressed after the first couple of listens, but things started falling into place after that. On Acciaio the band plays pretty diverse heavy metal with so many ingredients that your head will spin. Crunchy, early '80s heavy metal the common theme. At times the melodies remind me of Dio's solo material, sometimes it's more like Judas Priest meets Running Wild, sometimes throwing in some positive, catchy European power metal and I there are even short passages from the Rhapsody of Fire school of symphonic power metal, without the over-the-top aspect.

The vocalist is pretty good, with a good knack for melody and a bit of a raucous voice that give the songs a sharper edge. Sometimes he sounds a bit off, but it's not too bad. When the others join in, it's often cringe worthy, however. That takes some getting used to. Bottom line, Steel Raiser have created a melting pot of heavy and power metal that, while being a little all over the place, still somehow comes together.

Other related information on the site
Review: Acciaio (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Race Of Steel (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Regeneration (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Regeneration (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
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 


The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2021, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.