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Haunted by Rock & Roll
Continues their pursuit of 80s metal worship
These Austin, TX traditionalists have been active and mostly intact for the last ten years or more. 'Haunted by Rock & Roll' continues their pursuit of 80s metal worship with veteran Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Evil United) at the helm. Often it's mid-paced, influenced by Priest but gallops along with the US 'Shrapnel/Combat' style. There's not a thing in the world wrong with it...but I just couldn't seem to stay focused. Power and the glory, metal for metal's sake. Depending on how many records you heard this week it will be loved or just liked.
Recommended for fans of: Aska, Omen, Jag Panzer
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