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Review: Mystery Blue - Hell & Fury
Mystery Blue
Hell & Fury

Label: Bernett Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 48:25
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: June 9, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Hell & Fury

Rated 2.83/5 (56.67%) (6 Votes)

I ran across Mystery Blue's Claws of Steel album back in 2006 and was surprised and pleased by the sharp assault of old-school Painkiller-styled metal. This band has been around for almost thirty years now, slaving in the underground for the typical lack of reward, despite how much ass they kick. So when they offered me a listen to their latest, I jumped at it.

Hell & Fury is a take-no-prisoners blast of metal straight out of the glory days of Judas Priest. The guitars chug and thunder, the riffs scream and gallop, and vocalist Nathalie Geyer wails with attitude and power to spare. There's nothing modern, trendy, or hip about this band; Mystery Blue just kick and kick hard. From volleying blasts like the title track or the full-speed "Welcome To Chaos" to slow and heavy cuts like "Metal Attack", this band proves they figured out the real metal formula decades ago. If you want a band that 'innovates' or 'pushes boundaries' then look somewhere else. If you want a band that celebrates the power of golden age Heavy Metal, then look no further than this.

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