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Review of: Raised On Metal
album by:
Lonewolf
Version:
cd
Price:
£15.60

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Rating:
4
On September 14, 2017
Last modified:September 14, 2017

Summary:

Pure joyous Metal, prepare to bang your head

 

 

 

Lonewolf come howling from your speakers with new album ‘Raised On Metal’

 

If it’s one thing Lonewolf know how to do, it’s how to write a classic metal tune. ‘Raised On Metal’ represents the bands ninth studio album, and is a rip roaring, no holds barred collection of catchy and hard hitting metal tracks that quickly become embedded in your brain

 

The influence of ‘new blood’ can not be under stated either as with guitarist Michael Hellström joining the ranks last year, the band seem to have a renewed focus and vigour, which definitely comes across in the finished product. Despite the ever changing trends and fads of the Metal world, there is something reassuring and comforting in the fact that bands such as Lonewolf have the integrity and balls to stand up and stick vehemently to what they believe in. That can be a double edged sword of course unless you are willing to adapt, and Lonewolf seem to have the perfect balance of ’old and new’ on this album. Opening track ‘Unleash The Wolf’ sets things off to a great start with its breakneck riffs and catchy hooks, with the pace rarely dropping thereafter to be honest. Wave after wave of pure joyous metal follow, ‘Souls Of Black’ is simply awesome in its Priestesque delivery, the momentous ’Through Fire, Ice And Blood’, triumphantly marching through your speakers with its ridiculously catchy chorus. The title track is a real party animal with its homage to the 80’s and 90’s metal scene which really struck a chord with me (being of a certain vintage), the epic ’Flight 19’ with such a raw fist pumping riff that it’s near impossible not to get drawn in, the list goes on

 

Lonewolf have produced a real gem with ’Raised On Metal’, pure undiluted classic Euro metal, played at such a frenetic pace and with such passion that it can not fail to win you over. The old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” was never more apt when listening to this album, don’t let it pass you by

Recommended track ’Through Fire, Ice And Blood’

 

 

Track List ;

1. Unleash The Wolf
2. Souls Of Black
3. Through Fire, Ice And Blood
4. Raised On Metal
5. Flight 19
6. Extinction Of The Stars
7. Evil
8. Skinless Smile
9. No God, No Master
10. Dark World Order
11. Swansong (Digipak Bonus)
12. Demon’s Call (Digipak Bonus)

 

Lonewolf line up ;

Jens Börner – Vocals, Guitars
Michael Hellström – Guitars
Rikki Mannhard – Bass
Bubu Brunner – Drums

‘Raised On Metal’ is released via Massacre Records on the 22nd of September

 

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Pure joyous Metal, prepare to bang your head
Simon Bower
Rock/Metal junkie living in beautiful Anglesey.Love live music and have a musical taste which can go from Cannibal Corpse to Kate Bush in the blink of an eye.