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Released: 2005, Metal Heaven/Border Music
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
After Martin Bengtsson left Arch Enemy and Armageddon he formed Lechery. All 4 members have played together before but they all have different musical backgrounds and that makes them perfect for playing in this band. Two demos were made and it was the second one that brought them a deal with Metal Heaven. Lechery are now about to unleash their debut album which is jammed with razor sharp melodic heavy metal. Think a melodic kind of Arch Enemy with a lot more melodic metal guitar riffs.
Bengtsson, who formally handled the bass, has now switched to guitar and lead vocals which he executes perfectly. He is a great singer that has the perfect amount of melodic metal in his voice and he has the power to set everything on fire. VIOLATOR was produced by the excellent producer Richard Bengtsson (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggers, Armageddon etc) in his studio The Sweet Spot. Of course the production as solid as hard steel, but that is usually the case when Bengtsson sits in the producer’s seat. He has combined both heavy metal and more melodic metal elements in a very ingenius way and on top of it all he’s put sharp guitars that duel as if it was no tomorrow.
All 11 songs contain a perfect mix and combination of raw heavy metal and a nicer melodic metal and it’s really fun to listen to Lechery. VIOLATOR makes me want more from Lechery and I hope that the second album is out really soon.
Rise with Me
I’m the One
Hero of the Night
What Burns in their Eyes
Slave under Passion
Open your Eyes
Martin Karlsson – bass
Fredrik Nordstrandh – guitar, keyboards
Martin Bengtsson – lead vocals, guitar
Robert Persson – drums
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