Henk : Forged In Blood is an Italian thrash/heavy metal band founded in 2008. The album of the same name is their debut. The four gentlemen get their inspiration according to their own say from the historical names from British and American metal history. Based on this debut they have listened to it very well because it has become a fine heavy metal album with some hints to thrash that we hear in the fierce 'Black Renegade' which is indeed built around familiar riffs from both the Bay Area and the NWOBHM. There are a number of fine metal tracks on this album such as 'Rebellion, My Name' and 'For The Unborn'. A very small minor point on this release is vocalist Roberto Liperoti, who sounds a bit forced at times. But that is purely a matter of taste.