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Review: Blazing Rust - Line of Danger
Blazing Rust
Line of Danger

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 38:19
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: June 18, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Line of Danger

Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (10 Votes)

If I hadn't known firsthand that they were Russian, I could easily have mistaken Blazing Rust for a British band of the NWOBHM era. That is not so true when listening to their debut, Armed to Exist, which I checked out after a couple of listens of Line of Danger. Suffice it to say that, while the debut is good heavy metal, this sophomore is much better.

This is exactly the kind of heavy metal that draws me in, bringing me back to my first years listening to metal. It's upbeat, rather positive-sounding and with a vocalist who doesn't overdo it, delivering catchy vocal melodies straight out of the early '80s that you'll feel like singing along to. There's a hard-rocking vibe, which was the norm way back when, but the guys play it crunchy for an added dose of heaviness while keeping the music accessible enough. You can sometimes hear some Maiden in those guitars as well. There's nothing even remotely original here; Line of Danger feels like a tribute to the early '80s period that saw many bands release fun, unpretentious albums that just brought a smile to your face and made you get all those air instruments out for a spin.

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