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Kraze - Devil In Disguise (7,5/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Iron Glory Records
Playing time: 54:23
Band homepage: -

Tracklist:

  1. Devil In Disguise
  2. M. A. D. D.
  3. Death Row
  4. Solar Strike
  5. Onward To War
  6. On The Run
  7. Nuclear Nightmare
  8. Metally Insane
  9. Liar
  10. Self Infliction
  11. Land Of Sorcery
  12. Stand Be Tall
  13. Watch You Burn
Kraze - Devil In Disguise
After the strong IRON CROSS and the good TYRUS-re-release Iron Glory raise their hands for the next sweeping blow. I talk about KRAZE, which is not a sickness, but the name of a US-band.

This one made its rounds through fanzines many years back, but you never heard more about KRAZE as they would not get a chance to record an album. The 13 tracks of this CD all are from their 87-89-demo-phase. And the album is very enjoyable at least for fans of straight Power Metal without frills. Songs like these had been available in hundreds in the glorious Eighties, but only today we are able to evaluate how good the material is compared to today's stuff.

The songs are mostly up-tempo and convince with their roar-along choruses. Highlights are the opener and title-track with its speed-attacks and the superb "Solar Strike", a speed-cracker par excellence.

Musically somewhere between ABATTOIR and VICIOUS RUMORS the album can enthuse me. Just the sound is very mediocre.

Falk Kollmannsperger



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