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Review: Wayne - Metal Church
Metal Church

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: 38:59
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: September 24, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (12 Votes)

A new band for former Metal Church vocalist David Wayne, one cannot avoid noticing not only the title of the album, but also the cover art which, among other things, depicts the "cross guitar" similar to the one used on Metal Church's first album. I'll let Metal Church and Wayne argue over the controversy.

What we get here is heavy metal music in the same vein as Metal Church's first two album - very similar writing style, with a little more modern sound. In other words, fans of Metal Church will most likely like what's on here, maybe even more than 1999's Masterpeace. Comparing Wayne's vocal performance between Masterpeace and this new album, well the performance is far superior on the Wayne album. The vocals are much better controlled and fit better with the music.

The musicianship is more than competent and pretty tight overall, and I can't complain about the production. I'm a sucker for pure heavy metal so I really like the songs here, with the exception of the last song, a cover of "Mississippi Queen" that could (should) have been left out. Outstanding songs are "The Hammer Will Fall" (very catchy), "Hannibal" (love the vocals on this one), "Burning at the Stake" and "Vlad".

Overall, a very good heavy metal album and one can only hope there are more like this one on the way. Highly recommended.

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