Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
An explosion of metal
Pablosa | Buenos Aires, Capital Federal Argentina | 10/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is Iron Savior's debut album. It was announced as a superband, including Thomen Stauch of Blind Guardian in the drums, Gamma Ray's and former Helloween Kai Hansen on guitars and the mastermind behind the Savior, Piet Sielck on vocals, bass, keyboards and guitars. Piet is best known for his job as a producer of German bands and his guest appearances in different bands.
The name IRON SAVIOR comes from a science fiction story invented by Piet, in which the Iron Savior is a huge vessel built and then sent out to space by the hostile civilization of Atlantis 350.000 years ago, in order to protect them from the Alliance's attack. And the story goes on, and the lyrics are based on the story's events with liner notes on each song.
Musically, IS is 100% german power metal. Piet and co. manage to deliver a good album, within (and besides) the genre's limitations. You'll find here classics such as "Atlantis falling", "Riding on fire", "Watcher in the sky", "For the world", "brave new world" and "Iron Savior". Except for a few contributions from Kai Hansen, the majority of the music is written by Piet himself. It's nothing out of this world, nothing new, but not mediocre and totally worth listening.
Screaming guitars, pounding drumming with classic solos and choruses, with different tempos, like the ultra-fast "Brave new world" and the brutal "Riding on fire", the intrincate rhythm in "For the world" (sang by Blind Guardian's Hansi Kursch) or the ballad "Break it up". If you want to get acquainted with Iron Savior's funny rockin' side you have the Nazareth cover "This flight tonight".
If I have to compare I'd probably mention the old Rage, Grave Digger's trilogy, and Hammerfall are closer to Iron Savior in power, brutality, speed and guitar riffing.
If you're into power metal and like the bands above mentioned you will appreciate this album.