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Review: Evenstorm - The Return of the Storm
The Return of the Storm

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 51:58
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: September 11, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.86/5 (77.14%) (7 Votes)

This band has been around since '85, but this is only their second album (not counting a compilation put out in '06) in twenty years. Not surprisingly, this is an old-style NWOBHM type of sound with that unavoidable Teutonic crunch.

This isn't bad, but the production is thin and the songwriting has a guitars-up-front style that doesn't have much sound backing it up, and sounds a bit thin. The riffs are sometimes excellent, and the songs have an infectious energy, but they are nothing you have not heard a hundred times before on old Saxon or even Krokus albums. The lyrics are a sometimes awful stew of cock-rock staples like girls, sex, groupies, car racing, and more sex. It reminds me a bit of Angus' works from the day, and if there is a triumph of this, it's that it actually sounds like an album recorded 20 years ago.

Some of the riffing on this is fun, but it remains more of an 80s rock album than a metal one.

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