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Steel Engraved - Steel Engraved

Steel Engraved - Steel Engraved

Label : Rock Of Angels Records | Archive under heavy / power metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Henk : How many bands would there be with Steel in the name? That question suddenly occurred to me while listening to this third album by Steel Engraved. Totally not relevant to the review, of course, but sometimes these things happen. Anyway, the third album simply titled Steel Engraved because, according to their own words, through the input of new members on bass and drums the sound became more modern than on the previous albums. A kind of restart. The band recorded thirteen songs and with that the biggest flaw of the record is mentioned. It has become an album with a playing time of over an hour which is on the long side. The good news is that there is not a bad song to be found, only some songs look alike. Nightwarriors, Searching For Regret with Ralf Scheepers (who also signed for the production of the vocals) and Generation Headless are the songs that stand out on this neat heavy metal release. Neat because it does not get very loud anywhere, and keyboards play a prominent role. It is going too far to call it poppy but a little rougher would have done the album justice.

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