Iron Savior – “Skycrest”

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Dec 152020
 

As if to convince us that 2020 was not all bad, Iron Savior have released their latest album, Skycrest, which shows the band in the same peak form that we’ve all come to expect…. Power metal filled with blazing guitars, epic vocals and great hooks.

Now on their 14 th album, the band formed in 1996 by Piet Sielck and other ex-Helloween members, Iron Savior has rightfully been placed among the legends of metal. While the lineup around Piet has changed over the years, the quality of the musicianship has not wavered and the band’s sound which to my ears combines the NWOBHM with other metal greats remains a constant. Once again, for Skycrest, the overall sound was polished to a metal perfection by Piet at his Powerhouse Studios. I do feel I have to note that this review is happening after the release of the album and more than a week ago, there were over 500,000 streams of it already on Spotify, demonstrating both the dedication of Iron Savior fans as well as being a testament to the quality of the album. This time around, the band does stray a bit from the science fiction themes that dominate some of their other releases, as the challenges around the pandemic including bassist Jan being very ill, made this more of a personal album. That being said, the band made an album filled with positive energy, serving as an antidote to the overall darkness of the year.

“The Guardian” opens up Skycrest with the Rush-sounding keyboards (think Subdivisions) and then some harmonized guitar parts come in for the rest of the short instrumental, which in some ways serves as a prelude to what can be found later in the album.

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Dec 032020
 

German power metal battalion, Iron Savior, will release their new album, Skycrest, tomorrow (Friday, December 4) via AFM Records. Order the album here, and watch the official video for the song ‘Raise The Flag’ below.

The band around Mastermind Piet Sielck, belongs to the the Hanseatic Metal Circus like the Reeperbahn to the Kiez. Founded as a solo project in 1996, Multitalent Sielck, who has established his reputation not only as a guitarist but also as a producer, over the years the quartet has gained more and more full character of a band.

Continuously and relentless they released ten studio albums, one live CD / DVD, and chart entries among others with“Titancraft”(2016) and “Kill Or Get Killed“ (2019) and more than 7.5000,000 times streamed anthem ‘Heavy Metal Never Dies’ is indicative for that the Hamburg based band is on the right track with their classic, infectious Heavy Metal sound.

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Nov 142020
 

German power metal battalion Iron Savior will release “Skycrest” on December 4 via AFM Records. They have released the official video for second single, ‘Souleater’, which can be viewed below.

The band around Mastermind Piet Sielck, belongs to the the Hanseatic Metal Circus like the Reeperbahn to the Kiez. Founded as a solo project in 1996, Multitalent Sielck, who has established his reputation not only as a guitarist but also as a producer, over the years the quartet has gained more and more full character of a band.

Continuously and relentless they released ten studio albums, one live CD / DVD, and chart entries among others with“Titancraft”(2016) and “Kill Or Get Killed“ (2019) and more than 7.5000,000 times streamed anthem ‘Heavy Metal Never Dies’ is indicative for that the Hamburg based band is on the right track with their classic, infectious Heavy Metal sound.

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Oct 302020
 

The fact that Hamburg is not only the “most beautiful city in the world” but also the capital of Powermetal has been well known since the late eighties of the last millennium. It should also be familiar to any friend of melodic, heavy sounds that Iron Savior, the band around Mastermind Piet Sielck, belongs to the the Hanseatic Metal Circus like the Reeperbahn to the Kiez. Founded as a solo project in 1996, Multitalent Sielck, who has established his reputation not only as a guitarist but also as a producer, over the years the quartet has gained more and more full character of a band.

Continuously and relentless they released ten studio albums, one live CD / DVD, and chart entries among others with “Titancraft” (2016) and “Kill Or Get Killed“ (2019) and more than 7.5000,000 times streamed anthem ‘Heavy Metal Never Dies’ is indicative for that the Hamburg based band is on the right track with their classic, infectious Heavy Metal sound.

Due to external circumstances a lot of time ticked away since the release of „Kill Or Get Killed“. Piet was busy working on new songs for two full years, although he started the songwriting for “Skycrest” immediately after the last album. He explains: “Over the two years I sometimes lost my connection to the songs, I composed and approved them and then… I did something else first. Therefore, in the hot phase of production, when I worked intensively on it again, I was sometimes completely surprised at how good the material actually is. After almost every lead vocal that was finished, I had a new top favorite. That never happened to me before.”

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Mar 092019
 

‘Stand Up And Fight’ the new video from German power metal band, Iron Savior can be seen below. The track comes of their new album, “Kill Or Get Killed” which is out now via AFM Records.

That Hamburg isn’t only the most beautiful city in the world but also a big stronghold when it comes to power metal should be well know ever since the nineteen eightie s. Also every fan of hard, melodic music should be familiar with the band of guitarist and singer Piet Sielck, Iron Savior, who are a known quantity in the metal game. Continue reading »