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Review: Iron Savior - Condition Red
Iron Savior
Condition Red

Label: Noise Records
Year released: 2002
Duration: 66:42
Tracks: 13
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 5+/5

Review online: February 2, 2005
Reviewed by: ShadowsFall
Readers Rating
Condition Red

Rated 4.69/5 (93.81%) (42 Votes)

You can never go wrong with these titans of metal. Iron Savior brining us their 5th full length album, which is just about as flawless as you can get. Now that I think about it I believe this was the first album I heard from these guys, and it completely blew my mind. Now of course I have their entire collection (including all the cover songs they've done) and this album even tops their newest release Battering Ram. Iron Savior is one of the many bands that came from Helloween; they started as a side project and are now a full time band (thank god). I enjoy them a lot more than I do Helloween, even though they play pretty much the same style of metal. They don't really bring anything new or special to the table, they just do it completely right and at a higher level than most power metal bands could ever imagine.

Piet Sielck vocalist/guitarist/songwriter is the mastermind behind it all and what a fine job he has done. Not only does he do a good job on guitar (he's not the only one, have to give credit to Joachim Kustner as well) but he does an outstanding vocal job. I really enjoy the lyrics, which mainly focus on space and warriors; it is a really fun adventure you take as you listen to the album. I also must say the music on this album is absolutely perfect. I love every single song on this album, but my absolute favorite song on this album and of any Iron Savior album is Warrior. This song is freakin awesome. It has one of the coolest choruses you will ever hear:

"Warrior sworn to the blade
this is your live
this is your fate
Warrior faithful and true
the battle roars
it's calling on you"

Some other killer songs that I like off this album include: Titans Of Our Time, Protector, the title track Condition Red, and Walls Of Fire.

Here's an example of how metal is supposed to be done, as I might say this is one of the finest albums I have ever heard. I have no complaints about this album whatsoever (which is why it receives my first 5+). All killer and no filler! If you are a fan of any style of power metal, or even metal in general this is a band for you, if you haven't checked Iron Savior out get off your dead ass and get every single fucking album from these guys as you will not be disappointed; and I recommend Condition Red as the top priority of your selection.

Get this album at all costs, as it will one day be a classic with all the greats. And here's to Iron Savior for the future, keep it true as you have and I anticipate you kicking some more ass in the future.

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