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Primal Fear: Unbreakable

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Frontiers/BAM

PRIMAL FEAR was formed in 1997 by vocalist Ralph Scheepers (ex. TYRAN PACE, F.B.I. and GAMMA RAY) and bass player Mat Sinner (SINNER). The band formed in the wake of Ralph becoming second choice of JUDAS PRIEST and a contract with Nuclear Blast was soon landed. This is the band´s ninth album, so they are probably doing something right. A couple of band members have been changed, so today the band consists of Ralph and Mat, plus guitarists Alex Beyrodt (SILENT FORCE, VOODOO CIRCLE) and Magnus Carlsson (household name of Frontiers projects),and drummer Randy Black (ex. ANNIHILATOR). So, will this be their number one achievement?

The opening intro “Unbreakable (Part 1)” is a nonplus entry, customary to power metal. But from then on things happen fast. “Strike” is an archetypal power metal track – from a US band. The riff has loads of bite and the almost cracking-up voice fits like a glove. The album is almost filled to the brim with heavy power metal of US, German and PRIMAL FEAR origin. The video track “Bad Guys Wear Black” has a familiar ring to it, but it is a killer song. Even more so are the classic heavy metal in “Give Em Hell”, the mid-paced and neatly refrained “Metal Nation” and the almost Eurovision Song Contest tinged “And there Was Silence”. The letdowns are mostly towards the latter part of the album, “marching Again” is a kind of filler, at least on this caliber of material, and their venture into prog light, “Where Angels Die”, is simply not a good enough idea to last nine minutes. But as a whole the album ill not fail the band´s many fans and they will enter the charts…again.

Track List
Unbreakable (Part 1)
Strike
Give Em Hell
Bad Guys Wear Black
And There Was Silence
Metal Nation
Where Angels Die
Unbreakable (Part 2)
Marching Again
Born Again
Blaze of Glory
Conviction

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Writer: Mikael Johansson
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