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Iron Savior - I've Been To Hell (8/10) - Germany - 2000

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Noise Records
Playing time: 17:05
Band homepage: Iron Savior

Tracklist:

  1. I've Been To Hell
  2. Never Say Die
  3. The Hellion - Electric Eye
  4. Headhunter
Iron Savior - I've Been To Hell
I don't know, but somehow IRON SAVIOR seem to try to build a reputation as a band with weak cover-art, because optically "I've Been To Hell" is anything but attractive, at least to me...

Anyway, just like after the first (or before the second, that's up to you) album, the Hamburg-boys are offering a mini-album, with four tracks, two of them fresh and two cover-tunes. The new IRON SAVIOR-stuff "I've Been To Hell" and "Never Say Die" feature the already traditional IRON SAVIOR-style: powerful, fast, with Piet Sielck's characteristic voice, I'm already looking forward to the next album!

The two cover-versions are good ones, too, JUDAS PRIEST's "The Hellion - Electric Eye" and KROKUS' "Headhunter" (where bassist Jan-S. Eckert has taken over a good part of the vocals), while I like the double-bass-driven interpretation of the Swiss song a good bit better, but die-hard PRIEST-fans might think differently, of course.

Just as usual it is fairly difficult to rate a four-tracker, because it is more an appetiser and you also could debate about the sense and nonsense of such releases, but as long as the quality is right, like here, I see no reason to generally pass judgement about them.

Alexander Melzer



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