Koen B. : In my review for the previous album ‘Crawling Out Of Hell’ (which was originally self-released in 2010 and re-released by Killer Metal Records in 2014), I predicted a sophomore album entitled ‘Cast Out Of Heaven’ and finally it’s here! It took a while because Fallen Angel mastermind / guitarist John Cruppe has had an intense surgery and had a long recovery time, but some things are definitely worth waiting for. This one is also released through the Killer Metal Records label. Buy directly from the label’s webstore so you won’t get fooled with ridiculous prices or excessive shipping fees.
‘Cast Out Of Heaven’ has become a very good heavy / power metal album which exceeds the previous one. I keep hearing influences from Dr. Mastermind, Racer X, Chastain, M.A.R.S. and Iced Earth but these bands are always on my grocery list whilst listening to this style of music. From now on Fallen Angel is on that list as well. This album has everything a U.S. power metal would want and therefore it’s a mandatory purchase. If it comes to best heavy / power metal album of the year 2018, it’s a close call between Fallen Angel’s ‘Cast Out Of Heaven’ and August Life’s ‘New Eternity’. You be the judge of that.