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Iron Savior: The Landing
Iron Savior The Landing review

Iron Savior: The Landing

Melodic Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Iron Savior's output has been a bit spotty over the last several years. It's been four years since Megatropolis, seven years since Battering Ram. But now the Teutonic power metallers, led by vocalist Piet Sielck, are back with their seventh release, The Landing. If you missed not having a Gamma Ray or Helloween album this year, than this title will be just the dish for your power metal palate.

Iron Savior Band Photo

Above, Iron Savior: staring into the sun requires some very cool shades.

Mostly, you can expect Iron Savior being Iron Savior: lots of sturdy traditional melodic heavy metal, sometimes punched up with speed metal, with references to sci-fi themes and odes to metal itself. The Savior offers that classic metal sound; Hall of Heroes makes it epic. Acceleration is the key to Starlight, and Heavy Metal Never Dies shows Iron Savior at their most catchy, sing-along, melodic metal best as you join in anthem to the immortality of heavy metal. R.U. Ready blends that same accessibility with a rock groove and speed for another rockin' metal romp. All this is bolstered by Sielck's raspy, but enjoyable, clean metal vocals, a tight rhythm section, and some of Joachim "Piesel" Kustner best fret work.

Power metal can be cliche and derivative these days, it's nice to hear it done well. While Iron Savior isn't reinventing the genre, with The Landing, they are certainly keeping it alive and lively in 'true' metal style. Recommended.






In Short

Power metal can be cliche and derivative these days, it's nice to hear it done well. While Iron Savior isn't reinventing the genre, with The Landing, they are certainly keeping it alive and lively in 'true' metal style.

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