Thursday, July 05, 2012

Striker-Armed to the Teeth

Napalm Records

Edmonton, Alberta act Striker are one of those bands where you can hear a thousand other acts in their music and yet, it does not sound like any one band in particular. For the record this young band (they were formed in 2007) are now on their second album with "Armed to the Teeth". Something along the lines of speed metal/power metal with the mix of traditional heavy metal/nwobhm is what you can expect. Parts of Samson, Dio, Saxon, Armored Saint, Iron Maiden, Annihilator, Anthrax, Judas Priest and even Exciter work in and out of the band's "stay put and stand your ground" style of metal. It's heavy and forceful and filled with enough youthful energy to stop you in your tracks. "Armed to the Teeth" is not going to blow anyone away with it's originality, but having a band that lives and breaths heavy metal is always a welcome site. This is another album fans of heavy/speed will want to pick up for the summer months ahead. Good stuff.

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Blogger Metal Mark said...

Sometimes I get bored of so many young bands just re-hashing 80's metal. However this album is pretty good. It's fresh enough not to be just a copy and they have the skills to mix it up some.

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