Iron Savior - Megatropolis - 2007 - Dockyard1
|Track Listing 1. Running Riot|
2. The Omega Man
5. Cybernatic Queen
6. Cyber Hero
7. A Tale From Down Below
8. Still I Believe
9. Farewell And Good Bye
Iron Savior know their audience and understand the needs and wants of their fanbase. The power metal enthusiasts who have supported the band for ten years love this German act and wish nothing more than album after album of crispy polished metal-head cuts that bridge the gap between leatherneck Accept rock and Helloween speed-rush. This new record, "Megatropolis", does just that, providing plenty of well stirred mead for a sit-down buffet of Tuetonic heavy metal. Piet Sielck handles guitars, vocals, and production AGAIN and really doesn't stray away from albums like "Battering Ram" and "Condition Red". The album roars with fast songs, groove-walloped numbers, and the mid-tempo thump that is prevalent with so many of these German loyalists. This is the act's first release for up-and-coming label Dockyard1 after seeing their entire discography handled in some fashion or another by Noise/Sanctuary.
The Bottom Line - Don't be surprised to find the band still doing the same 'ole thing record after record. Cheers to a band that sticks to their guns...but at some point please find some diversity. Cough--Hammerfall--Cough Cough--Iced Earth--Cough Cough--Paragon.