Iron Savior – “Titancraft”

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May 072016

titancraft_2016Ever since the release of Rise of the Hero in 2014 and last year’s Live at Final Frontier, Iron Savior fans have been waiting for this new studio album and Titancraft is finally here!

By now, Iron Savior likely needs little introduction.  Formed in 1996 in Germany by ex-Helloween members Pat Sielck and Kai Hansen and the drummer for Blind Guardian at the time, Thomen Stauch, Iron Savior has over the years released album after album of great power metal blending sounds from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with sci-fi themed lyrics.  Now with Titancraft, Pat Sielck is the only remaining original member and the band is on its ninth album, the studio release following their critically acclaimed Rise of the Hero (2014).

My first exposure to Iron Savior was Rise of the Hero and that is such a fantastic album, anything the band produces after that will be judged in light of that release, which really isn’t fair to any band, especially because that album is so good.  Ok, enough of the past, on the whole, Titancraft showcases a band with talent to burn.  Pat Sielck’s vocals are crisp, clear and strong as perfect for power metal as one would want, group choruses are epic, guitar solos are great and the rhythm section is as strong as ever, delivering a great groove to the songs.  My one grip with the album is that the production while needing to be clean for the genre, seems almost too clean and to me at least, lacks some of the grit and drive found on Rise of the Hero. Continue reading »

Mar 022016

IS_ROTH-P01German speed/power metallers Iron Savior will release its new album “Titancraft” on May 20 through AFM Records. Cover artwork for“Titancraft” can be seen below.

It took almost 20 years for German power metal masters Iron Savior to release a Live DVD/CD. The band, founded in 1996 by Piet Sielck, Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) and Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian), has unleashed eight studio albums since then and has issued a reworked version (remixed, remastered, partly re-recorded) of their “Megatropolis” album, titled “Megatropolis 2.0” (April 2015).  With their first ever DVD Iron Savior will satisfy their fans again completely: “Live At The Final Frontier” includes the band’s recent hometown concert (Hamburg, January 2015) on DVD and 2CDs (as package in Digipak format). Additional bonus (video) material (backstage/concert) rounds off this extensive package, which is a must-have for all Iron Savior fans!

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