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Powergod - Bleed For The Gods (That's Metal-Lesson I) (-/10) - Germany - 2001

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Massacre Records
Playing time: 67:56
Band homepage: Powergod

Tracklist:

  1. Lion's Roar/Bound To Be Free (Savage Grace)
  2. Bleed For The Godz (Agent Steel)
  3. Metal Church (Metal Church)
  4. Ruler Of The Wasteland (Chastain)
  5. Kill With Power (Manowar)
  6. Stars (Hear'n Aid)
  7. Burning The Witches (Warlock)
  8. I'm A Viking (Yngwie Malmsteen)
  9. XXX (Nasty Savage)
  10. Steel The Light (Q5)
  11. Tor With The Hammer (TNT)
  12. Madhouse (Anthrax)
  13. Metal Merchants (Hallows Eve)
  14. Red Rum (Lizzy Borden)
  15. Soldiers Under Command (Stryper)
  16. You And I (M.A.R.S./Driver)
Powergod - Bleed For The Gods (That's Metal-Lesson I)
There are almost more tribute-albums than bands out there, be it many bands worshipping one band or the other way round. Basically "Bleed For The Gods (That's Metal - Lesson I)", too, is such a tribute, but still it is different, in almost every way!

In the past I had met POWERGOD with a few reservations, but what the trio unleashes with "Bleed For The Gods (That's Metal - Lesson I)", puts all doubts of the raison d'Ítre to rest, not only because how they pay tribute, but especially WHOM! Contrary to the legions of other bands that feel entitled to show us their past and roots, POWERGOD cover only classics from the Eighties, many long thought lost or forgotten, hopefully showing the newer breed of Metal-fans, where everything basically has come from.

A finger-point to the bands featured here alone should already be enough to bring every fan of the original Eighties Metal to his/her knees in awe, also because the musical execution is great, possessing the kick that the originals sometimes had lacked because of sound. Add to that the chameleon-like voice of President Evil and both thumbs go up for sure!

This way tribute-albums not only make sense, but also lots of fun!

Alexander Melzer



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