Maximum Metal Rating Legend
Excellent - Masterpiece. A classic.
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Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
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Wow, Sweden's Overdrive are quite possibly the finest "classic" metal band that you have never heard. The group released two gems in the 80s and reunited in the studio for 08's extraordinary "Let The Metal Do The Talking". The band does more of that on this new album, "Angelmaker". Stirring guitars, compelling song writing and one of metal's finest young stars in vocalist Per Karlsson launch this to the top of my "best album of 2011". Fans of Brainstorm, Victory and Nightmare should jump on it like a rat on a cheeto.
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4.5 :AVE RATING
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RATING Angelmaker 2011 Lion Music Eric Compton 2/2/2011 4.5
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