[schema type=”review” name=”Road Warrior – Power” description=”Label: Gates of Hell Records” author=”Milla Smile” pubdate=”2018-10-05″ ]
Formation from South Australia “Road warrior” released their debut “Power” this October. If you eager to find out something like “AC/DC”, don’t even hope to get a part of it. The band pointed their style as “recreate a time when heavy metal was oblivious to trend”. Not quite exactly what you might hear.
I won’t start the review with bad things and will try to find something useful from the records. Firstly, material is good for acoustic gig in small pubs. Refused many of the music effects founded in last forty years, it seemed that the band is just jamming or finding the way out of music as art. After all, the genre could be kind of experiment to replace music to cacophony. Secondly, you could like several tracks that reminds of eagles of 70’s heavy metal. There are “Don’t Fight Fate”, “On iron wing”, “Back Alley Tokyo Woman” and “I am the hunger”. The last one has discordant chord sound during the track except melodic refrain.
I tried listen to the whole record several times, many attempts failed. Now compared with others and formed the whole picture of idea, realization and post-production of “Power”, I might declare if only this album have released in middle of 1970, heavy metal will never be trendy at all.
Denimal – Vocals and Bass Guitar
Overdryve – Lead Guitar
The Villain – Drums and Backing Vocals
01. Don’t Fight Fate
02. On Iron Wing
03. Devils In Waiting
04. I Am The Hunger
05. Tease ‘n’ Torture
06. Sweating Out The Poison
07. Back Alley Tokyo Woman
08. The Future Is Passed