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Review: Voltax - Fugitive State of Mind
Fugitive State of Mind

Label: Blower Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 33:18
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: August 6, 2011
Reviewed by: Lior "Steinmetal" Stein
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Rated 3.86/5 (77.14%) (14 Votes)

With their second release the Mexican muchachos of Voltax show that laying low for a while isn't that bad and, in their case, was actually quite good. Along with peers Split Heaven, Voltax send a clear message that they are following the 80s style of US Metal. It still amazes me how close to 1986 they sound.

Fugitive State of Mind, released by Blower Records and sporting a rather weird title, is basically an old school Metal assault on everything. In just a little over half an hour you experience a classic Metal sensation. Every aspect of the 80s you might expect is here. The production is right for the times and the attitude, like an untamed animal, will have every modern metalhead down on his/her knees.

Voltax's music is most closely associated with the NWOBHM and Speed Metal. The resulting album is unmercifully heavy yet melodic. There are some amazing Maiden-oriented harmonies and crushing bass lines on the album. A fiend, like vocalist Jerry, is a blast from the past. With hits like "Love is Hell," "The Blessed Corner," "Unmerciful Reign" and the Spanish language "Acero Immortal," Voltax storm the current US Metal scene and show the path back to the rightful way of making Heavy Metal. If you want to experience the feeling of true, energetic old school Metal, this is it.

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