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Review: Steel Attack - Predator of the Empire
Steel Attack
Predator of the Empire

Label: Arise Records
Year released: 2003
Duration: 49:43
Tracks: 10
Genre: Speed/Power Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 11, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Predator of the Empire

Rated 3.73/5 (74.67%) (15 Votes)

This is the last Steel Attack album that I really love. SA were always a second-tier band, with cliché songwriting, generic fantasy themes, and iffy vocals, but I had real affection for them anyway. Predator Of Empire was the last album before they changed their logo, got a new singer, and reinvented themselves.

Yes, this is very typical Power Metal for its time, with lots of double bass runs and that 'happy' feeling to some of the vocal melodies. But here Steel Attack kicked it out with some really sharp, keen guitar work and a surprising dose of heaviness. On songs like "Point Of No Return" and "Reality Unknown" they rip out Power Metal that is formulaic, yet still catchy and worthy of headbanging. This album doesn't break any molds or exceed any expectations, but it remains a solid example of it's genre, and a worthy album for the fan. If you like fantasy-themed Power Metal with cool guitar work and air-raid vocals, then you gotta have this one.

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