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Classic Review: Vicious Rumors - Soldiers Of The Night
Vicious Rumors
Soldiers Of The Night

Label: Shrapnel
Year released: 1985
Duration: 38:43
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: March 18, 2005
Reviewed by: 4th Horseman
Readers Rating
Soldiers Of The Night

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (22 Votes)

Debut album from this long-standing American heavy metal band – "Soldiers Of The Night". Judging by the album name and song titles, you would think these guys are the disciples of Manowar. And you would probably be right and wrong. The lyrics aren't quite all that similar, but musically, this is pure 80's US heavy metal just like Manowar. But Manowar and these boys co-existed since the eighties so it would be unfair to label them as copycats because lyrically, this is not all about 'glory to true metal and death to the posers' etc.

Even though this is pure 80's metal that pretty much every metalhead has heard in some variant or another, I feel inclined to give this band a mention as they still do stand out as more than simply that. The vocal melodies are grand and catchy, the riffs are awesome and the band makes it a point to deliver a killer solo in every track. Even if you are a non-solo enthusiast who thinks solos are just fillers in the middle, some of these solos should make you start appreciating them. Anyway, songs like "March or Die" or "Medusa" should get you headbanging with fists in the air in no time.

Dig this one up. Trust me you'll like it. You can't possibly say no to these choruses and solos if you like true metal.

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