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Review: Striker - Armed to the Teeth
Armed to the Teeth

Label: Napalm Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 40:07
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: December 11, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Armed to the Teeth

Rated 4.07/5 (81.43%) (14 Votes)

Color me impressed. I had never heard of Canada's Striker before spinning Armed to the Teeth, but now that I have I can tell you this is a band that kicks all kinds of ass. Speedy Traditional Metal is the foundation, similar to Wolf's The Black Flame, but with a hearty dose of 80s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal melody. And I mean the good kind of 80s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal like Vicious Rumors or Malice. The guitars of Ian Sandercock and Chris Segger have loads of crunch and the solos are outstanding. Singer Dan Cleary has the perfect clean, with a bit of grit, voice and he doesn't try to do more than he needs to. Excellent shouted backing vocals, a la Queensryche and Accept, complete the scene.

The songs on Armed to the Teeth are well written and I can't think of a bad one on the album. If there isn't an air guitar or air drum sticks in your hands while this is on, something is wrong. You need to check out Striker and Armed to the Teeth, even if you only like Traditional Metal a little bit, it is that good. Highly Recommended.

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