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Overdrive - Angelmaker

Label: Lion Music
Format: CD download
Released: 2011
Reviewed By: Mark Gromen
Rating: 7/ 10


Reactivated high pitched vocals, traditional 80s metal Swedes, all original but for the singer. ‘Signs All Over’ opener feels like an 80s track, a mix of Pretty Maids and Grave Digger, whereas the simple constructed ‘In Gut We Trust’ (and many of the remaining cuts) are built on a Sunset Strip swagger. As if to drive home the 80s point, there's a cover of a hit from the Queen of Sweden, former ABBA singer Frida's ‘I Know There's Something Going On’.

 

‘Angelmaker’ is about paid Swedish women who disposed of unwanted babies, lethally, up until the 20s. Overdrive waits almost to the end to introduce a Maiden inspired, twin guitar speedster, ‘Cold Blood Chaser’, while the behemoth 10 minute ‘The Wavebreaker’ finale lasts 10:02, beginning and ending acoustically (accounting for about 40% of its length).

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