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I’ve Been To Hell
Released: 2000, Noise Records
There are no surprises here, just more great metal from Germany's Iron Savior. This is an EP that is a teaser for the upcoming Iron Savior coming very early in 2001. It is also meant to generate interest and craving for more material from the band. And guess what? It worked cause I can't wait for the next Iron Savior album...BRING IT ON!!!!
The first two tracks on here are new, and are originals. They are "I've Been To Hell" and "Never Say Die" (no it's not a Sabbath cover). Following this are two killer covers. First is a cover of "The Hellion-Electric Eye." Piet does a great job on this one but I still would like to of heard Kai doing his Halford-like screaming on it. After this is the surprise cover for "Headhunter" by Krokus!! Krokus?!?! Man, I haven't thought of them in a long time. I so much liked this that I went out and bought the Krokus CD Headhunter - see this month's classic pick for a review of that!
So since this is an EP and not a full album, I won't bother to rattle on and on here. This EP is a must have for Iron Savior fans. The originals and covers do not sound like a rush job or a bad attempt at a cash grab, this is just four great true metal songs. Of note here - this is the first recording with new guitarist Joachim Kustner. Now the band has three guitarists! I guess that makes it easier for the band to tour when Kai is kept busy with Gamma Ray. So sit back and enjoy this for what it is, and watch for the new Iron Savior opus in January 2001!
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