A new recording of the legendary SAINT debut “Warriors Of The Son“ (1984) lies before me and I have to say that I like it even better than the strong latest album “In The Battle”. I must admit I don’t know the original work, because back in those days I shunned so-called White Metal bands like the devil shuns holy water. I just found the “Evil-Metal bands” cooler back then as a teenager! Until bands like TOURNIQUET, BLOODGOOD or SEVENTH ANGEL sparkled my interest for this genre. After all it is basically just good Metal we all want to hear, right?
And SAINT are a damn neat old school Metal band any friend of old JUDAS PRIEST stuff should actually get into easily. In my opinion this album still sounds utterly “old-fashioned”, despite the new recording. But I mean that positively, for after all I hear the material for the first time and I like it right away! The anthem factor is immensely high and the 9 Heavy-pounders all sound of one cast. In terms of variation there are hardly any compromises, you could reproach the band of that as a point of criticism. But why?
The tunes are all on an equal high level, with “The Reaper” throning above everything! Somehow this song stands out although on principle it doesn’t differ stylistically! No matter if in the name of the devil or of Jesus – Metal will never die! (Online December 29, 2004)