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Stormwarrior - Heathen Warrior

Label: Massacre
Format: CD download
Released: 2011
Reviewed By: Mark Gromen
Rating: 7.5/ 10

Ready to celebrate a decade as a legitimate recording act (which has thus far only delivered a trio of studio efforts, an Ep and a live disc), album #4 is comprised of ten tracks (48 minutes), plus the opening intro (which leads into the title cut), from the Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) approved traditional metallers, although they have a penchant for Scandic tales of heroism.


The sound is all German: catchy, galloping, twin guitar and double bass driven anthems to thrust fists and swill beer. No high brow delusions or experimentations here, just meat & potatoes metal: not that there’s anything wrong with that. To the contrary, festival appearances on both sides of the Atlantic prove that for many, simple is enjoyable. Might add a few too many letters "e" to their titles, but fans of speedy Teutonic tunes won’t be disappointed!

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