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Band
Iron Savior
Title
Titancraft
Type
LP/EP
Company
AFM
YOR
2016
Style
Power
7/21/2016 - Review by: Eric Compton
Continues the same pursuit of excellence
It's hard to imagine mid-tier acts like Iron Savior are well into 20 plus year careers. 'Titancraft' is the band's tenth album to date and continues the same pursuit of excellence that existed on the band's debut in 1997. This one follows the same formula as its predecessors. It was recorded at Powerhouse Studio in Germany, illustrated by Felipe Machado Franco and continues the epic storyline that was conceived over the band's discography. While Iron Savior have never incorporated robust symphonic sounds like a Blind Guardian or Helloween, they aren't quite as basic as an Accept or Grave Digger. Oddly the closest comparison over the years is Gamma Ray with its streamlined Teutonic sound enveloped with double-bass, verse-verse-bridge-chorus and harmonized vocals. Highlights here are "Way of the Blade", "Gunsmoke" and the moody "The Sun Wonít Rise in Hell".
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: IRON SAVIOR
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Battering Ram
2004
Noise International
Ken Pierce10/19/2004
-
Megatropolis
2007
Dockyard 1
Eric Compton8/17/2007
-
The Landing
2011
AFM
Greg Watson2/8/2012
4
The Landing
2011
AFM
Eric Compton2/16/2012
3.5
Titancraft
2016
AFM
Eric Compton7/21/2016
3.5

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: IRON SAVIOR
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