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Rising Steel - Return Of The Warlord Award winner

Rising Steel
Return Of The Warlord
by Aaron "Five Magics" Price at 09 February 2017, 8:45 PM

RISING STEEL are taking the formula of old Heavy Metal and nailing down the rules. This is how it’s done, this is who you should be looking up to. Taking hints from the best like IRON MAIDEN, ICED EARTH and JUDAS PRIEST and perfecting the formula they made.

From the introduction of “Breaking the Silence” right until the guitars fall silent at the end of “Hell’s Control”, RISING STEEL are expanding their power with each song. While the first note sung in “Breaking the Silence” really does break the Silence with how high and unexpected it is, the vocal style for the most part is much more powerful with a hint of rasp. The Vocalist Fabrice Cassaro reminds me of is Ronnie James Dio. The delivery and his style are very similar, although Dio did have a habit of hitting a higher note than Cassaro generally does.

Instrumentally, especially in song like “Evil Master” and even more prominently in “Rising Steel”, is actually very much the same as JUDAS PRIEST. The catchy and original riffs with little “look what I can do” portions mixed in are a lot like what K.K. Downing wrote.

Powerful, destructive and original. RISING STEEL could very well be the new age JUDAS PRIEST and if they continue to grow, could easily reach the status the likes of ICED EARTH and even PRIEST have. “Return of the Warlord” expands on the bands debut EP, “Warlord”, in every way and definitely made the band go from “great” to incredible!

Creativity 9/10
Memorability 10/10
Songwriting 10/10
Production 10/10

5 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1 Breaking the Silence
2. Monster
3. The Watcher
4. Dead or Alive
5. Straight to Hell
6. Evil Master
7. Rising Steel
8. People of the Moon
9. Never Give Up
10. Hell’s Control
Lineup:
Fabrice Cassaro – Vocals
Antoine Portier – Guitars
Virgile – Guitars
Flo – Bass
Steel – Drums
Record Label: Mighty Music
     


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