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LEVEL10CHAPTERONEREVIEW2015

 

LEVEL 10 - CHAPTER ONE

FRONTIERS RECORDS

JANUARY 23 2015

 

 

Tracklisting: Cry No More; Soul Of A Warrior; When The Nighttime Comes; One Way Street; Blasphemy; Last Man On Earth; In For The Kill; Voice Of The Wilderness; All Hope Is Gone; Demonized; The Soul Is Eternal; Forevermore.


With the voice of Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob, Allen/Lande) and the bass of Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, Voodoo Circle) you couldn’t surely go far wrong, in fact if you’re like me you’d be anticipating something rather special.

Level 10 is the band that manages to meld the Power Metal of Sinner’s Primal Fear with the more aggressive and modern day assault of Allen’s Adrenaline Mob. With members of that first band on board and a host of writers on board the result is as pleasingly heavy as you might hope for, yet still melodic to the core.


Opening track ‘Cry No More’ bursts out of the speakers with the sort of harnessed aggression and huge melodies that characterise the album, it’s certainly one of the best here but has plenty of competition. ‘Soul of a Warrior’ is slick European flavoured Metal; ‘One Way Street’ great Melodic Hard Rock; ‘Forevermore’ adds sharp focus to the Primal Fear cohorts; and ‘All Hope is Gone’ is a vocal masterclass. In short this is an album you’ll find impossible to put down and you’ll be back again and again. With such great material and Allen’s powerful vocals – you need this now!



LEVEL 10
Russell Allen – Lead & Backing Vocals
Mat Sinner – Bass & Backing Vocals
Roland Grapow – Guitars
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
Randy Black – Drums & Percussion
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards

 

by Mark Rockpit

LEVEL 10 - CHAPTER ONE REVIEW 2015