Iron Mask are a Neo-Classical Power Metal band from Belgium, who released their debut album back in 2002. Now onto their fourth album, the band have built up a good following in Japan as well as Europe. Despite this, they are still relatively unknown in the UK, but that situation may change once people give the new album a good listen.
For the new album, "Black as death", Iron Mask have a new singer - former Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Mark Boals
"God Punishes, I kill" is an epic track, both in length (7:40) and in its sound which is rich and majestic as well as powerful. This is definitely my favourite track on the album.
"Blizzard of doom" is a fast paced number with a really rapid drumbeat which must be exhuasting to play live. It also features some great guitar work and excellent vocals.
The vocals are particularly impressive on this album - there's a wide vocal range used and a mix of fast rock metal songs and slower numbers.
Black as death is a great album, and is well worth a listen if you're a fan of power metal or bands including Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen or Firewind
Iron Mask are:
Mark Boals - Vocals
Dushan Petrossi - Guitars
Vassili Moltchanov - Bass
Roma Siadletski – Vocals/Shouts
Mats Olausson - Keyboards
Ramy Ali - Drums
1. From Light Into The Dark
2. Black As Death
3. Broken Hero
4. Feel The Fire
5. Genghis Khan
6. God Punishes, I Kill
7. Rebel Kid
8. Blizzard Of Doom
9. The Absence
10. Magic Sky Requiem
12. When All Braves Fall
13. Evil strikes in silence (bonus track on CD and Vinyl)
13. March of the slaves (bonus track on vinyl)