Oh yeah, this disc is plainly the embodiment of METAL! EXCITER from Canada fix their second album where their milestone "Heavy Metal Maniac" ended. Power until the end! More speed, more screaming and more Metal! This album contains only steely hits, from the opener and titletrack up to the closing "War Is Hell". An absolutely outstanding record!
Surely, EXCITER hadn't been filigree technicans, the songs had been gusty and relatively simple. That was also the reason why the German media often spoke of the "Canadian woodcutters". Jocularly was that squaller on micro Dan Beehler, the drummer of the band at the same time. Or should we better say - drumbeast! How this man thrashes his drums and at the same time screams like the devil, that's really crazy. There has not to be said much about the songs, it's Metal, it's wild and most younger fans will surely ignore EXCITER. Who doesn't have this record, has actually nothing to discuss about real, straight and now comes that odious word "true" Metal.
Songs like "Delivering To The Master" or "Saxons Of The Fire" are also unique for EXCITER! No other following record had that spirit, that holy aura. None, also not the highly praised "The Dark Command". A legendary album of a legend! (Online January 14, 2004)