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Blazing Rust: Line Of Danger
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Blazing Rust: Line Of Danger

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Formed in 2014 in St. Petersburg, Blazing Rust first appeared with a studio album, Armed To Exist, in 2017. The recording was a solid slab of traditional heavy metal for the new century. Now, after three years, this Russian quintet returns with their sophomore effort, Line Of Danger, once more on the German label, Pure Steel Records.

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With this recording, Blazing Rust isn't swerving from their original metal formula. Line Of Danger is merely chapter two. Drawing from the NWoBHM tradition, the band once more offers brisk twin guitar harmony, ripping guitar solos, with speed and groove from the rhythm section. I might suggest that the riffage seems sharper and the rock groove more self-evident across the songs than with the previous album. But that's in the ears of this listener. Also, the production seems more organic, having a fresh uncluttered vibe.

Mentioning a few songs, you'll find more heavy metal rock with Let It Slide, Line Of Danger, and Only To Burn. Within the song Murder, at the midpoint, the bass line rises with some clarity before the guitar solos rides along with it. Race With Reality finds Blazing Rust stomping on the accelerator for some quick speed metal. It's easily the fastest song here. In the end, there's no sense in reinventing the wheel. Blazing Rust offers fans another solid and headbanging platter of traditional heavy metal. Recommended.



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The Bottom Line

There's no sense in reinventing the wheel. Blazing Rust offers fans another solid and headbanging platter of traditional heavy metal. Recommended.

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