Friday, October 7, 2011
STEEL FOR AN AGE FANZINE/COMPILATION CD REVIEW (For AEA zine)
This is a full color, glossy, very well printed heavy metal fanzine supporting the underground and known bands alike. Comes with a free Steel For An Age compilation album and was mostly shown and sponsored at the great Hammers Festival. The zine consists of interviews mostly, reviews towards the end and is very well printed. It features bands like Brocas Helm, Acid, Mortician, Wishdoom, Salem, and usa band Zuul.
Packed with interviews and pretty good reviews on each album, nothing degrading or harsh from what I read so far, and the Acid review is great and I did not know the vocalist was a female. Theirs alot of other great bands on here, but I am not really the biggest into power metal as of late, but it does have a wide selection of bands that you should check out and pick it up if its more of your thing.
As for the Steel For An Age compilation cd the opening track starts off with some fast and heavy in your face attitude from the band Forte with the track Unholy War, 80s thrash of testament combined with powerful range in the vocals of a Ripper Owens and great guitar solo minute and a half into the first song. The next song is by the band Butcher with a song called Halloween, with a female vocalist and a more hard rock feel, more 70s rock sounding to me, and totally threw me off by the name. Theres also male vocals too but the femal vocals are mostly predominant on the track and keep the pace going smoothly through out. I feel like I am playing one of my vinyls listening to this, but this is not exactly my cup of tea but a overall good band that knows what they want out of making music. The 3rd track is by a band called Savage Wizdom called Do Or Die, and opens with a mellow intro fading into the song, I really like where its going, and kickstarts into a power metal anthem with strong lead guitars dueling together in unicef with the singers voice sounding similiar to Hammerfall but also with a strong feel to it, like Queensryche in a way. Lots of thrash, lots of speed, I like to cover the whole thing but more reviews are in the making, I recommend you pick this zine/cd up real soon at the links below.
INTERVIEWS BY :
Blackkout, Blacklist, Braveride, Butcher Cage, Chyld, Coven, Crowhaven, Dark Nightmare, Darkest Era, Demolition Train, Emerald, Flying Skull, Forte, Hurlement, The Last Things, Manstrand, Prowler, Rival, Savage Wizdom, Smokescreen, Stormwarning, Tempest, Total Eclipse, Tramontane, Unblessed, Valor, Void Moon, Zone Zero.
FREE CD compilation tracklist:
ASSAILANT, BLACKLIST, BRAVERIDE, BUTCHER, CAGE, CHYLD, DEMOLITION TRAIN, EMERALD, FLYING SKULL, FORTE, MANSTRAND, SAVAGE WIZDOM, TEMPEST, VALIDOR, VOID MOON.
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