Saturday, December 31, 2011

Primal Fear-Unbreakable

Frontiers Records

Since I wasn't too impressed by Ralf Scheepers last solo album I honestly expected "Unbreakable" to be the same sort of release. Instead I must admit that this German power metal band sounds good here. It has to have something to do with the rest of Primal Fear's players because "Unbreakable" is some nice straightforward speed/power metal with just enough of that glossy European style of power metal to make it enjoyable. As a one time potential replacement for Rob Halford in Judas Priest the skill is obviously there with Ralf Scheepers. Formed in 1997 by the former Gamma Ray vocalist and bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner the band has become one of the most well known European power metal acts. With eight studio albums to their name Primal Fear has remained a rather reliable band. While they might never break from the mold of what made them so good at least one knows what to expect. I know I should have expected that "Unbreakable" would be something heavy and worthwhile with the group's track record. There is a reason Primal Fear is one of the most respected German metal bands out there. All "Unbreakable" does is add to the group's impressive catalog.


Blogger Magpie said...

I've heard a couple of tracks so far and what I've heard I've liked. Primal Fear are a great band, but their albums have always seemed a little "safe" to me--it's only recently that I've felt that they've finally shaken off the "Priest-clone" issue. The new Sinner album is pretty decent too.

12:36 AM  
Blogger rockeandobcn said...

My review from Spain

1:20 PM  

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