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Rage - Soundchaser (9,5/10) - Germany - 2003

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Steamhammer
Playing time: 53:19
Band homepage: Rage


  1. Orgy Of Destruction (Intro)
  2. War Of Worlds
  3. Great Old Ones
  4. Soundchaser
  5. Defenders Of The Ancient Life
  6. Secrets In A Weird World
  7. Flesh And Blood
  8. Human Metal
  9. See You In Heaven Or Hell
  10. Falling From Grace: Wake The Nightmares (Part I)
  11. Death Is On It's Way (Part II)
Rage - Soundchaser
This is round three for the artists that are known as Peavy, Mike Terrana and Victor Smolski. This is the most solid line up Peavy has every put together and they have never sounded better. It just seems like yesterday when "Unity" was released. Now we get another product from the band that is all killer and no filler.

This CD is a concept story which revolves around the mechanized monster that is the band's mascot and has graced many covers of the band's CDs. Why is it that this band just gets better and better as time goes on? All of the trademark sounds that are Peavy and RAGE are all intact and of course, Victor's guitar work is nothing short of mesmerizing and Mike's drumming is simply maniacal. Power, speed, grace, melody and proficiency are the only way that this band works and God bless them.

"War Of Worlds" is everything that you have come to expect from the band. No one will be upset here. Heartpounding drum work complimented with Victor's vicious metallic riff attacks and Peavy's undeniable voice is what makes RAGE such a kick ass Power Metal band that is a force to be reckoned with. "Wake The Nightmares" features guest vocalist Andi Deris which wraps up this disc nicely. This is another solid release from a band that has no boundaries or limits. Once again produced and recorded by the famous knob turner Charlie Bauerfeind, the production is slick and polished while the playing is tough and rugged complimented with a lot of grace. (Online October 27, 2003)

Joe Florez

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