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Rage - Unity (8/10) - Germany - 2002

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Steamhammer
Playing time: 50:31
Band homepage: Rage

Tracklist:

  1. All I Want
  2. Insanity
  3. Down
  4. Set This World On Fire
  5. Dies Irae
  6. World Of Pain
  7. Shadows
  8. Living My Dream
  9. Seven Deadly Sins
  10. You Want It, You'll Get It
  11. Unity
Rage - Unity
RAGE is still going strong after nearly 20 years of Power Metal. The aptly titled "Unity" shows the band showcasing their musicianship at their best. The new man on board is Mike Terrana on drums who is also with Axel Rudi Pell and worked with METALIUM and countless others. This man is in as many bands as Sharlee D'Angelo.

Victor Smolski is also back on board along with founding member Peavy. Everything that you have to come to love about this band is all here: power, catchy hooks, melody that doesn't quit and Peavy's signature voice. "All I Want" opens things up with a heavy and powerfully catchy tune. Terrana's drumming is thick, rich and heavy as hell proving why he is one of the best drummers out there pound for pound. RAGE have the capability to remain sounding fresh and alive after releasing 14 CD's. A hard task to overcome, but when you have 3 individuals like this, this isn't a problem.

"Dies Irae" is a powerful track not only because it's rich in power, but they use the White Russian choir which gives the band new depth to their sound. The title-track also stands out, because it's unique and complex instrumental that now only works well with all 3 individuals, but each member is also able to flash their talents in their little mini solo of sorts.

RAGE easily stands out from the rest of the clones in the Power Metal-genre. (Online July 2, 2002)

Joe Florez



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