Following the success of 2012's Outrage, October Rage returns with a small EP of tunes with a lengthy title Fallout, Dust and Guns. Considering the high regard I held for that first album, I was basically stoked to hear what was within this short EP. (By the way, there's nothing of an apocalyptic theme here as the title and art work might suggest.)
Largely, the tunes here are merely a continuation of the previous record. That's not a bad thing. It merely makes everything expected. I wondered if this wasn't something culled from old material and quickly thrown together before they hit the American shores.
Nevertheless, once more October Rage gives their heavier hard rock big riffs, solid melodies, and harmonious vocals, then peppers them with rippin' solos. When worked together in the best fashion Valkyrie and the remastered White Walkers (their first single) deliver some gutsy melodic heavy rock. Perhaps better is when they throw you a familiar curve like the nice piano line within the ballad Signal Fire. This song also displays October Rage's knack for creating an accessible post-grunge radio friendly and video ready tune. Essentially, October Rage is staying on track, but this short disc is still missing some of the fire of the previous album. Perhaps in their next full album?
Essentially, October Rage is staying on track, but this short disc is still missing some of the fire of the previous album.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]