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Megatropolis - Iron Savior

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Iron Savior / Audio CD released 2007-06-11 at Dockyard 1

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      30.07.2008 09:02
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      Iron Savior's sixth album (2007).

      The German power metal scene is one of the more repetitive sub-genres of the heavy metal world, so it's nice to hear the occasional band such as Iron Savior breaking through its generic barriers and offering something a little different, even if this difference extends only to the gruffer vocals that forsake the genre's typical high wails. Another band based entirely in the sound Judas Priest pioneered with their 1991 classic 'Painkiller,' this isn't the most original album in the world, but its science fiction concept and occasional fun guitar riff keep it entertaining on a fairly superficial level, despite being even more sub-Painkiller than Primal Fear's entire career.

      There's not a great variety of material on offer here, and to be perfectly honest, most of the songs are either dull or incredibly generic. There are a couple that stand out, from the rocking opener 'Running Riot' that's unfortunately cursed with a Twisted Sister style unison chorus, to the faster title track with a fun guitar solo, and fortunately the album doesn't resort to ballads. One of the more interesting aspects is that the conceptual album, which links together as a sequential narrative, is only the sixth part of a larger science fiction epic that spans the band's entire discography, so it's easy to see why the vocals take central prominence in many songs, with the instruments assigned to background duty.

      1. Running Riot
      2. The Omega Man
      3. Flesh
      4. Megatropolis
      5. Cybernetic Queen
      6. Cyber Hero
      7. A Tale From Down Below
      8. Still I Believe
      9. Farewell and Good Bye


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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Running Riot
    2 The Omega Man
    3 Flesh
    4 Megatropolis
    5 Cybernatic Queen
    6 Cyber Hero
    7 A Tale From Down Below
    8 Still I Believe
    9 Farewell And Good Bye

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