Coast To Coast Loving You Sunday Morning Send Me An Angel Holiday Raised On Rock Tease Me Please Me Dynamite Kottak Attack Blackout Six String Sting Big City Nights Still Loving You Wind Of Chamge Rock You Like A Hurricane I Am The Master Storyteller Nailed Hide in the Fairytale The Gift of Music. Nos separamos. Flight " BOOK. Stay Clean Get Back In Line Metropolis Over the Top One Night Stand Rock Out The Thousand Names of God I Got Mine I Know How to Die In the Name of Tragedy Just 'Cos You Got the Power Going to Brazil It just brings a small element of fun to the album.
The Swedes do a good job of sticking to the theme once again with virtually every song having some mention or story about either space, mutation or death. Title track Zone of Alienation is a perfect example, with well written lyrics that is like a story. And with Riley again writing all the lyrics there is no wonder why each song feels so epic just like their previous album.
The only let downs in this otherwise excellent album is the drums which are a bit Album) and repetitive and the bass which is drowned out on most songs. Also the longest song Steelwing have done, the 11 minute Luncay Risingcould have been shorter without anyone missing anything although this song does have some of the best drumming on the album.
Ultimately this is a very solid release from a band who definitely have the stuff to make a great career in the long run. I suppose many of you are already aware of the expanding mass of Swedish traditional heavy metal bands, aside from the turbulent assault of Swedeath monsters.
The scene never seems to dwindle and with every new band it grows stronger, even more robust then before, and this overgrowing tumor of bands also boasts the quality of older bands, thus giving birth to an abundance of quality bands. Steelwing made a strong enough appearance with the release of their debut ''Lord Of The Wasteland'', and while their sophomore may not be able to surpass the mark that the debut had set for itself, the sophomore still manages to come close.
For people who have little idea of what Steelwing sound like, allow me to briefly explain. Steelwing have the obvious traits of heavy metal, and obvious influences that should bring Maiden and Priest to the mind of many. While they sound a lot like the acknowledged masters, Steelwing still bring a fair amount of melody and their own differing Album) and turns into the music, creating something that's still relatively diverse yet succinct and comprehensible by pretty much any listener.
Plus, you have to admit, this is music that just sounds better when its plain and not very complex, so I can't really deduct points from the band for sounding simple. I'll still persist on my opinion time to time, but all the positive factors of this album would easily cover up my theories.
I love how spate, harmonious guitars linger around shortly along with the soft, Album), chord driven passages. Steelwing is not a group that's up for violent, forceful music, and you should just let the gentle music ooze viscously and effortlessly, with no display of showing great force. Steelwing did a bloody decent job with their sophomore effort, damn near to their astonishing debut. I hope that the waves of bands that come after this are just as good as Steelwing, for if they are the blossoming heavy metal scene in Sweden will suddenly turn into a bountiful treasure of bands.
Steelwing LP very good at what they do bringing all the common aspects of heavy metal then offering them in the best way possible, but the good thing is, there are scores of bands that play their metal very similar to Steelwing, and unless you didn't like this, you would torturing yourself by not listening to these other groups such as Katana, Portrait, In Solitude, Trial and many more.
I'm almost ascertain that that these bands will continue to go ''Full Speed Ahead'', exhaling the enamoured sound of the 80's with ease.
Yes, "somewhere out in space" reminds of legendary Gamma Ray's album, and there's a big lyrical similarity. Steelwing abandoned post-apocalypse, and continued the journey, in the space this time. However there are some songs which are not connected with album artwork - Breathless and Tokkatoi Wind Of Fury. Breathless is classic heavy metal song with hard rock edge, and it could fit well in description known as hard 'n' heavy.
Tokkatoi Wind Of Fury is much faster and energetic song with strong all-around instrumental parts and vocals as well. First one has Manowar-ish lyrics related to sex, and the other is about Kamikazes Lyrical topic doesn't matter at all, as long as lyrics are well-written songs can be about socks, flowers, squirrels, anything.
That doesn't mean they are nerds, just guys who have some fun, and write different stuff than usual religion bashing, thrashing and smashing, etc. After such perfect debut album it was clear as a day that they will not be able to reach the same level of greatness, and unfortunately that's exactly what happened. Somehow things went down a bit, but not too much. It's Album) same fucking Steelwing, this time with new inspiration, ideas, creativity and a bit softer sound.
Lord Of The Wasteland was full of raw, aggressive, intense and kick-ass riffs, while riffs here are still great, but a bit less original in some songs, and less powerful. These songs are energetic, bombastic, with some seriously ass-kicking technical guitar solos. Robby and Alex continued their tradition with nice riffs, leads and solos. Riley still kicks major ass with his vocal performances, but it's notable that his banshee screams were much more powerful on Lord Of The Wasteland.
Oskar made sure to make more interesting drum work, with nice pedal work, and drumming in general. Weaker parts of this release appear right after Zone Of Alienation song. That part of the album is pure filler. Why they decided to make such boring, non-memorable and non-exciting instrumental song They Came From The Skies?
If they will continue doing instrumentals like this in the future it would be better to stop that silly idea on time. The Running Man had to be more energetic because it's about fucking chase, you know, some more musical action, to cover those lyrics.
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