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Mead, moonlight and gleaming steel from Germany
Record number 11! Wow, the German power metal extraordinaire just keeps burning the torches brighter and brighter. Technically the band have been doing their thing since 1989. That's a lot of Viking skulls full of mead, moonlight and gleaming steel. Is any of it any good though? I can't help but think it is all cut-and-paste but damn if I don't spin every new record for a few days or weeks. This one is no different. "Brothers in Spirit" is my jam here.
Recommended for fans of: Paragon, Grave Digger, Manowar
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