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December 2017
Released: 2017, Metal Blade
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: John Haseltine

Sometimes a great metal band needs to branch out a bit. Explore new horizons and experiment a bit in order to “find” themselves. On occasion these bands find a new path. And others seem to fall apart.

That is one great thing about Sweden’s own RAM. They have not and do not need to venture down any other road other than the one they are already on. I mean, when you’re great you’re great. Such is the case here.

The 5th full-length released through Metal Blade is what RAM is and has always been. True metal warriors and purveyors of some of the grittiest, almost thrash inspired metal around. All bound by that NWOBHM influence. An old-school metal vibe that set RAM apart from many who try to harness that sound but fall short.
Track Listing

1. Declaration of Independence
2. On Wings of No Return
3. Gulag
4. A Throne at Midnight
5. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 1: Anno Infinitus
6. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 2: Ignitor
7. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 3: The Cease to Be
8. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 4: Voices of Death
9. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 5: Incinerating Storms
10. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 6: Ashes


Morgan Petterson - Drums
Oscar Carlquist - Vocals
Harry Granroth - Guitar
Tobias Petterson - Bass
Martin Jonsson - Guitar



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» Cloudscape GLOBAL DRAMA CD Release Party at Tivoli in Helsingborg Sweden 2008

» Ensiferum Live at The Gramercy, NYC 12/5/2009

» FINNTROLL / MOONSORROW - The Gramercy Theater, New York, NY, April 8, 2010

» MUNICIPAL WASTE with Ramming Speed, Saviours @ O2 Islington Academy, London

» IMMORTAL with ABSU: The Gramercy Theater, New York, NY February 19th, 2011

» DragonForce with Holy Grail and Huntress: The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY April 22nd, 2012

» Evil Masquerade Release party for the new PENTAGRAM album 2012 at Raahuset Copenhagen, Denmark

» RHAPSODY OF FIRE With VOYAGER - The Gramercy – New York, NY May 29th, 2012

» Obituary / Broken Hope: Carnival of Death Tour, The Gramercy Theater, New York City Sept. 11, 2012

» MOONSORROW, with TYR and METSATÖL: The Gramercy – New York, NY, September 22nd, 2012

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