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Iron Savior: Skycrest
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Iron Savior: Skycrest

Power/Speed Metal
3.5/5.0

Assailed, yet undaunted, by a worldwide pandemic, vocalist Piet Sielck and Iron Savior return with their latest and twelfth studio album, Skycrest. While Sielck admits wrestling with musical creativity, and bass player Jan Eckert faced a dangerous illness, both overcame their struggles and so deepening the brotherhood of the band. Jan would go on to deliver the vocals for the ballad Ease Your Pain. Let's consider some more of Skycrest.

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Musically, Sielck, Iron Savior, and Skycrest require little exposition for long-listening fans. The band plays, essentially, straight up speedy power metal with Sielck's assertive, crusty, and raging vocals at the forefront. If two words could describe an Iron Savior song they would be simply: fast and heavy. Merely add that songs are then a rush to a killer guitar solo, and the Iron Savior formula is complete. Thus is the case with the breadth of the album with songs such as Our Time Has Come, Souleater, Silver Bullet, and the quite heavy and raging Ode To The Brave as notable examples. Alternatively, Hellbreaker dials back the gallop ever so slightly for more steady heavy metal. A splash of synths comes with Welcome To The New World. The ballad Ease Your Pain offers voice over acoustic guitar before rising to a large crescendo and epic guitar solo. The song also proves that Jan Eckert is a different, yet better, vocalist than Piet Sielck. It's the best song on the album. In summary, with Skycrest, Piet Sielck and Iron Savior deliver another roaring album of their raging, fast and heavy, power metal. Fans of the same and the band will dig it.




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The Bottom Line

With Skycrest, Piet Sielck and Iron Savior deliver another roaring album of their raging, fast and heavy, power metal. Fans of the same and the band will dig it.

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