Sometimes in only one day planned to happen lots of releases it is possible to find bunches of efforts with the same, or near, intent. The 13th of March was the day of bands somewhat related to the core of Metal. A day that many promising bands released their albums showing how all genres, in special the NWOBHM, are stronger than ever. This album from Deadrisen is a real travel through the world of Metal music. Around the ten tracks there are all kinds of Metal madness including a cover of “For Whom the Bells Toll” from a time Metallica were a decent band and were able not to be an assasin of the English language. “Deadrisen” pays the glorious respect to the classics from head to toe, which from where I’m standing, is a great thing. And, therefore, sanitary in these days of the corona virus.
In general, “Deadrisen” has influences of the Metal masters from the 1990s as Primal Fear, and Judas Priest’s “Painkiller” era. However, and ever, some influences of the Priest with Tim “The Reaper” Owen. The album is strong and powerful full of big guitars and killer vocals. Opening track “Risen Death AD.” shows the power very well. It’s strong and jawbreaking with prominent keyboards that mutate as their will their sound helping guitars and doing all kinds of noises and sonances. “The Maker,” for instance, has the perfect balance between 1990s Metal and the sonance of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow during the 1980s. It is incredible the mix of a striking sonance and the melody which comes from the band. It’s as if Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow had come back with a new, and astonoshing, sonance. Primal Fear meet Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow sums up really well what happen in here. In my opinion, of course. But the best is yet to come as a Cirith Ungol fan. Eighth track “Fear and Fury” kicks off with an Ungol taste which, unfortunatelly, is soon left behind. But, whatever…
Bottom line, “Deadrisen” is an album for the fan who likes the comes and goes of Metal music. For the fan who likes Metal music and its ironies and dialects that appear in songs as “Reach for the Sun” and its melodic guitars and epic cadence. By the way, ninth track “But You” prepares the ground to the cover of Metallica’s “For Whom the Bells Toll” with its hard and killing cadence.
Deadrisen “Deadrisen” was released on March 13th via AFM Records.
- Risen Death A D
- The Maker
- Reach for the Sun
- Chains of Time
- Fear and Fury
- But You
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
Watch “Prophecy” official audio video here: