Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Steel Raiser - Race Of Steel
Steel Raiser
Race Of Steel

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 39:51
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 21, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Race Of Steel

Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)

Debut for this Italian band who engage in gleeful and shameless Painkiller worship to the point that even the guitar tone sounds identical. The fact that this is not quite as good as that hallowed album in no way diminishes the fun. "Race Of Steel", "Dragon Battalion" and the stomping "Princess of Babylon" are just great metal by any measure. And even if some cuts like "Gloria Perpetua" are not so awesome, the whole album is cool enough to forgive minor failings. The vocals are solid, if nowhere near amazing, with minimal accent activity. I won't call this 'The album Priest should have made after Painkiller', but I will say this is more fun than anything they have done since. Worthy.

Other related information on the site
Review: Acciaio (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Acciaio (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Regeneration (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Regeneration (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 


The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2021, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.