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Review: Battlerage - True Metal Victory
True Metal Victory

Label: Metal on Metal Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 40:12
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: January 1, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
True Metal Victory

Rated 3.64/5 (72.86%) (14 Votes)

At last we get the third CD from Chile's Battlerage, and a worthy follow-up to their debut album Steel Supremacy. I liked their second disc, Blood, Fire, Steel, but I found it a bit too pugilistic and not as epic as I was hoping for. Thankfully True Metal Victory gets them back on top.

The first third of this album is good, ripping through tracks of this band's patented brand of Heavy Metal on tracks like "Return of the Axeman" and "Raw Metal". But the rest of the album is fucking great, starting with the killer, crunching riffs of "Black Sunday", and there's not a dull moment to be had after that. This thing just owns all the way through, with killers like "The Serpent's Slumber" right through to the awesome "Warlock's Epitaph". Heavy riffs, some awesome leads, and Fox-Lin Torres' expressive vocals are just the icing on the kickass songwriting. True Metal Victory indeed.

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