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Review: Meliah Rage - Warrior
Meliah Rage

Label: Metal on Metal Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 42:10
Tracks: 8
Genre: Power/Thrash

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 26, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating

Rated 4.11/5 (82.22%) (9 Votes)

Boston-based Power/Thrash Metal titans Meliah Rage have a long career behind them and nothing seems to stop them getting stronger as time goes by; not health problems, finding a new singer, etc.

Warrior is the name of Meliah Rage's 8th studio album, and the album title alone suggests they are a bunch of true warriors. They have gone through some hard times, trying to keep to the band alive and maintaining their reputation as a hard-working act that won't throw in the towel.

With new vocalist Marc Lopes, who replaces the vocalist on the band's three previous albums, Paul Souza, it seems like the whole band has found a new level of heaviness, aggressiveness and even progressiveness. Paul was a great and talented vocalist in his own right but so is Marc, having a lot of depth in his vocal delivery. This makes it possible for the remaining members to try out different musical ideas within the songs, trusting that Marc will be able to pull it off without any problems.

If you are expecting to get classic material from the band's debut album, Kill to Survive, don't hold your breath; it would be totally pointless to make an exact carbon-copy of that classic Meliah Rage album. However, what you are about to get is a pretty darn nice set of songs that are very hook-filled, melodic and heavy, well crafted and tend to flow effortlessly. The guys' experience truly shines through, so consider the band's latest opus a true winner.

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