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Iron Savior - Megatropolis

Label: Locomotive
Format: CD
Released: 2007
Reviewed By: Rich Catino


Iron Savior (not the most creative name) from Germany, are part of the second generation European based Power Metal with fellow countrymen Metalium, Freedom Call, Mob Rules, etc. They combine the twin guitar harmonies and speed of Gamma Ray (Kai Hansen was once a member of Iron Savior) with Judas Priest "Painkiller" guitar riffing attacks ('Running Riot'). Piet Sielck (who played in early versions of Helloween and more recently has worked as a sound engineer for Blind Guardian) is the mainman playing guitar and handling vocals with a gritty tone. Across the board this is straight ahead heavy metal. You get some variety with the songs like 'Flesh' and 'Cybernatic Queen' which offers a catchy chorus amongst the Euro arrangements in the Gamma Ray vein like the title track and 'Cyber Hero'. Piet writes pretty good riffs, nothing great but better than average on the whole.

 

This is generic Euro Power Metal and I can’t say much more than that because if you look at it, Gamma Ray are the reason for Iron Savior’s existence and Primal Fear just do it better.

Not as good as their last one "Battering Ram" (which I thought was pretty solid) but still decent. I don't think the production this time around or the songs themselves are as good as they could be.

 
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