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Review: Leather - We Are the Chosen
We Are the Chosen

Label: Steamhammer
Year released: 2022
Duration: 47:28
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: April 28, 2023
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
We Are the Chosen

Rated 3.9/5 (78%) (10 Votes)

This is the band of Leather Leone, of Chastain fame, and despite forming in the late '80s, this is only their third full-length album. I knew of her, but I don't believe I've heard her before—at least not knowingly (I do that a lot). I went in without any expectations and the album, for some reason I cannot understand now, didn't grab me at first. That might have been shortly after my last concussion. ;) Anyway. This is a lot of fun. The vocals are powerful and gruffy, the vocal lines mostly catchy as hell (I dare you try to get the title track out of your head after you hear it). I really like her less polished (in a good way) delivery that's filled with old-school, DIY metal attitude. The music here is fundamentally old-school heavy metal, but there's some power metal in here as well, but the crunchy, aggressive style, and that gives some of the songs a hell of a punch. There are some slower passages here and there, but it's in the faster and heavier moments that the album shines. Just solid, aggressive yet melodic metal through and through.

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