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Titan Force - Winner/Loser (9,5/10) - USA - 1991

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Shark Records
Playing time: 45:21
Band homepage: -

Tracklist:

  1. Fields Of Valor
  2. Shadow Of A Promise
  3. Winner/Loser
  4. Face To Face
  5. Eyes Of The Young
  6. One And All
  7. Small Price To Pay
  8. Dreamscape
Titan Force - Winner/Loser
Who has seen TITAN FORCE at the last Bang Your Head-Festival and wasn't convinced? If there was a real Metalgod, then it was Harry Conklin! This man had been just unbelievable - 3 shows within 24 hours and this with power vocals, which will be going into the Metal history!

The problem with TITAN FORCE is, that it is hardly to find the original CDs of "Titan Force" and "Winner/Loser". There is a compilation, called "All What It Is", but it is not including all the songs. I am one of the lucky ones, who has got these jewels of records and I want to tell you about them.

"Winner/Loser" was hardly weaker than the god-like debut, but one had a little bit to forfeit in case of the sound. There is a little bit less pressure but with the corresponding volume it gets ok. The songs are all hymns, immortal and just terrific! "Shadow Of A Promise" with its charming children choir, conjures me still with a goose bump on my back. Or what is about the title track? "Winner/Loser" is a perfect, hymnic song of the gods with an absolutely great chorus, which has milled into my brain. Or just take "Face To Face", "Eyes Of The Young" and "Small Price To Pay" and...you see, one killer after another one!

They had been on German tour with RIOT in 1993 and you could see there a lot of amazed faces. Maybe, we can have a new TITAN FORCE record next time? This is a must for every JAG PANZER fan because the newer PANZER stuff is more than TITAN FORCE as "Ample Destruction" or "Tyrants".

You can watch out for these two albums at some Metal markets, you just have to take care of the price! If you are able to pay, you have to snap it! (Online September 19, 2002)

Ralf Henn



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