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Road Warrior: Power
Road Warrior - Power Music Review

Road Warrior: Power

Heavy Metal
3.0/5.0

With a name like Road Warrior, do you need to guess where the band is from? Nope. Australia. The land down under. The home of Lord Humungus, The Ayatollah of Rock and Roll-Ah. With some roots in black and death metal, Road Warrior delivers some classic heavy metal in their first long player, Power, for Gates Of Hell Records.

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By mentioning classic heavy metal, you pretty much know Road Warrior's influences and roots. They band wants to channel the heavy metal muse of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metal Church, and Hexx, to name only a few. But Road Warrior does it as a power trio. Their metal anthems are large on two specific things: one, a strong, singular, guitar presence and, two, a heavy powerful rhythm section. To the former, guitarist Overdryve delivers crisp and sharp riffs throughout, and then drops in a modest amount of solos. If there is anything that I found disappointing about Road Warrior and Power, it was subdued presence of the guitar solos. Sure, they exist, but if your not paying attention, you might very well miss them. For my money, the riffs hold sway in the guitar parts. As for the rhythm section, the bass and drums deliver the punch of both heaviness and groove, while dealing out speed when called upon. Bassist and vocalist Denimal Blake is a decent metal singer, with an assertive, but not harsh or screamo, presence in every song. With these things said, in the end, I was only marginally enthused about Road Warrior and Power. It's an album that will invoke some interest, but it could have been much more interesting in the long run. Notable tunes include I Am The Hunger and Tease N Torture.


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For traditional heavy metal, I was only marginally enthused about Road Warrior and Power. It's an album that will invoke some interest, but it could have been much more interesting in the long run.

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