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Gorgons Eyes
Inglorious Birth
November 2007
Released: 2007, Pure Steel Records
Rating: 2.0/5
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen

From Berlin, Germany, comes this 4-piece ´true´ heavy metal band named Gorgons Eyes, which, just like so many other more obscure and relatively unknown heavy metal bands, have made a record deal with the German Pure Steel Records. Having not heard the band´s self-released debut album, THE BATTLE RAGES ON, which was released in 1992, I think I can also live my life without it after giving fair listen to the band´s latest opus, INGLORIOUS BIRTH.



I don´t know, to me Gorgons Eye sounds like some sort of a failed, 2-cent clone from Manowar´s BATTLE HYMNS album. There are tiny parts on this album that display some of those fine moments that made BATTLE HYMNS once such a great album, but somehow Gorgons Eyes have failed to shape their own bicep of epic heavy metal for a final strike that would ultimately knock one's socks off. They sound somewhat soulless and without any further spark of motivation glowing in their eyes. Sadly, INGLORIOUS BIRTH offers nothing, but kinda uninspired stuff all in all. On the other hand, a song called "Warriors" is a clear sign of promise with its powerful epic feeling, showing what Gorgons Eyes can do at their best when gathering their most creative song writing moments together, and making the very best out of them. More of that, and who knows, maybe Gorgons Eyes will be a real threat to Manowar's throne some day.
Track Listing

01. Higher than Eagles
02. Proud and Strong
03. Under a Frozen Sun
04. March Scatter Burn
05. Spirit of Steel
06. Summon the Death
07. Bloodlust
08. Warriors
09. Farewell My Friend
10. In the Heat of the Battle
11. Inglorious Birth

Lineup

Harald Sommer - Vocals
Rocco Stellmacher - Guitar
Robert Dietrich - Bass
Andre Muchow - Drums

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