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Grave Digger: Home at Last EP | FESTIVALPHOTO
 

Grave Digger: Home at Last EP

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Napalm/Sound Pollution

This taster of the forthcoming “Clash of the Gods” album, which is actually studio release number 16 (including the 1987 DIGGER album), is the best appetizer in a long time. The first three are classics of German underground heavy metal, but since the reformation in 1993 the band has been aiming at knighthood and has won over a large number of fans. With all guns blazing for newfound power and glory and mediaeval themes, and their Scottish ilk, ubiquitous vocalist Chris Boltendahl commands his forces to new highs.

A new version of “Home at Last” is a guarantee that the brand new album has every chance of charting, the amusing “Rage of the Savage Best” is enjoyable in a German 80´s metal way, and “Metal Will Never Die” will no doubt be the singing stock of many a beer drenched German festival. Just listen once and have a go at the fully fledged fists in the air lyrics. The final push to buy is the inclusion of three songs from the band´s Wacken 2012 performance. When Chris shouts “Alle” I bet that the entire festival area rocked. “Ballad of a Hangman” and “Excalibur” are two strongholds of their back catalogue, and “Heavy Metal Breakdown”… well it fits snugly into the four gallons later festival mood. All in all I play this in my MP3 all the time. As a band I´d be worried that this one might lessen the interest in the brand new studio effort…

Track List
Home at Last
Rage of the Savage Beast (Non album track)
Metal Will Never Die (Non album track)
Ballad of a Hangman (Live at Wacken)
Excalibur (Live at Wacken)
Heavy Metal Breakdown (Live at Wacken)

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Writer: Mikael Johansson
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