MOLOTOV SOLUTION/IRON SAVIOR/SAVAGE MESSIAH (CD Mini Reviews)
MOLOTOV SOLUTION - INSURRECTION
Robbie Pina, guitarist of American band 'Molotov Solution' speaks on the inspiration behind their fourth full-length album “An insurrection is basically the taking down of a top figure like a king. If there is a main message to the album, it’s that people should educate themselves and take control of the problems we have as a society rather than waiting on a government to do what’s right.”
Produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Suicide Silence, Four Year Strong) in New Jersey.
The album takes the band’s signature death metal foundation, peppered by elements of hardcore and grind but marries it with a groove and swagger previous releases from the band didn’t possess.
Also in full display is technical guitar leads and parts that shred as well as deliver full body breakdowns.
So heavy as hell, fast, some of the craziest drumming i have heard for a long time and screaming vocals.
For fans Of : Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Meshugga.
IRON SAVIOR - THE LANDING
The history of IRON SAVIOR began in 1996 when the band was founded by Piet Sielck, Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) and Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian), at first only to be a studio project. But the musical direction was clear right from the start: traditional (and influenced by like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden) power metal with science fiction
concepts linked lyrics.
The rough, expressive voice of Sielck set additional accents that gave the band its own profile.
In 1997 they released their debut album "Iron Savior" which was received in the scene with lots of praise and quickly established the new band. With the second album "Unification” the savior made it to the top 100 of the German chart. It was followed by further studio albums in "Dark Assault" (2001), "Condition Red" (2003), "Battering Ram" (2004) and 2007´s "Megatropolis". Meanwhile, the line-up had changed. Since 2001, after the exit of Hansen, Piet Sielck remained the last of the three founding members, and he is still holding the band and their vision steadily on route.
Problem (or perhaps the positive) with this album is that it is typical european power metal, in other words its priest and maiden rehashed, sure its well done but so unoriginal.
Have to pick out some awesome bass work on 'Moment In Time' and a song that sounds so like WASP that i had to double check what i was listning to!!!
For fans of: Gamma Ray, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest.
SAVAGE MESSIAH - PLAGUE OF CONSCIENCE
British melodic thrashers Savage Messiah were formed in 2007 in London.The band consists of lead guitarist/singer Dave Silver, lead guitarist Joff Bailey, bassist Stefano Selvatico and drummer Mauricio Chamucero.
Savage Messiah have been around for a few years now and never seemed to have really cracked the big time, despite a ot of attention and critical acclaim and some high profile tour supports.
This latest offering doesnt excatly blow you away but then again its not crap either.
There is a marked progression musically and the song writing is very good, cant fault the guitarwork and overall the music is well put together, ultimatly its just a little uninspiring.
For fans of: Megadeth, Primal Fear, Testament.