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CD DEATH DEALER WAR MASTER review

DEATH DEALER

WAR MASTER

2013

 

BEZERKER ROCK

 

Ross The Boss, or as my old mate and huge Manowar fan Steve would always have it ‘Mr. The Boss’ was of course one of those early eighties ‘larger than life’ characters you couldn’t help feeling lived it like they played it. A few generations later and he’s back at the helm of ‘Death Dealer’ who from the cover of the album seem to have given away the furs for something altogether more metallic and futuristic.

 

 


With a track list whose titles take in Death, War, Flames, Head Spikes and Wraiths needless to say we aren’t going to find a love song in there and kicking off with the title track Death Dealer pretty much lays out their hand – this is all Metal all the way. Screams, manic drums and wailing guitars lay down a sound track to whip your horses onwards into battle to. It may be old school, which means you can understand the words, but it’s also heavy as hell and so full of menace you can almost see the fists pumping.

 

 


At ten tracks it isn’t the longest album you’ll hear this year, nor the most original, but it’s good solid blood-boiling stuff. Think Judas Priest and NWOBHM meets power Metal with the odd side step into King Diamond territory on ‘Curse of the Heretic’. This is one for those who hanker for Metal the way it used to be and for new kids who might not have heard this sort of stuff before. Welcome back.  

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD DEATH DEALER WAR MASTER CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013