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Review: Voltax - Hiding into Flames
Hiding into Flames

Label: Sade Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 50:34
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: August 23, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Hiding into Flames

Rated 3.57/5 (71.43%) (7 Votes)

Let there be Heavy Metal thunder...the old school way, of course. Mexican Heavy Metal heroes Voltax have been around for eight years and in that time have managed to record three full-length studio albums. 2013's Hiding into Flames is their latest.

Being old school means leather, metal, spikes, and bullets belts, all things Voltax have a lot of, which is definitely cool in my books. If vintage Maiden/Priest is something that lights a fire under your ass then look no further than Hiding Into Flames; Voltax is for you. Even the production reeks of the old school and not just in a way that makes it sound like Voltax are jumping on the bandwagon because it's somehow "in."

Voltax keep things simple and strip away any unnecessary egotistic instrumental wankery, instead focusing on playing with a strong live feel, something they do very well. Their Heavy Metal comes across marvelously melodic, catchy and up-tempo and it throws you back in time about 30 years or so (ah, jolly good nostalgia). Hearing Hiding into Flames time is like hearing Iron Maiden, Sad Wings of Destiny, Red, Hot and Heavy, Restless and Wild, etc. for the first time. In many ways, Voltax sounds like a tribute band to the golden age of Heavy Metal, that's how much love they have for that sound.

If 80's Heavy Metal is your thing, Voltax's Hiding into Flames might well be to your liking.

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