Metal Church - Damned If You Do - Album Review
Metal Church - Damned If You Do - Album Review 8
Metal Church - Damned If You Do - Album Review 8
Metal Church - Damned If You Do - Album Review 8
Metal Church - Damned If You Do - Album Review 8
Metal Church - Damned If You Do - Album Review 8
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8.5

Formed in 1980 Metal Church is one of the most enduring heavy metal acts still on the go, and twelve albums later there is no sign of them slowing down. The latest offering Damned If You Do is jam packed full of tight riffs, searing solos and just all round heaviness. The title track is a great way to open things up with nice a flowing riff and chugging drum beat. “The Black Things” and “By The Numbers” follow closely on its heels and they are in a very similar vein but with a more sinister overtones and riff heavy and snarling aggressive vocals. “Revolution Underway” is quite possibly the best track on here. A real solid track with the vocals and guitars meshing nicely, it has that special something that you can’t describe that just draws you in. “Guillotine” is a real metal/thrash anthemic rocker that will have you banging you head and stomping along. “Into The Fold” is another high paced track that batters you from the onset with unrelenting drums and savage riffs. “Monkey Finger” is a real kick back to the late 80s early 90s with a big brash sound that pounds on you like a jack hammer. “Out Of Balance” is a straight up old school rocker with a thunderous back beat and grinding riffs with Mike Howe laying it all out on vocals with a tasty little solo thrown in for good measure, an instant classic. The album closes with “The War Electric” a grinding riff laden track that fittingly finishes of a good album.

 

Conor

 

Damned If You Do is available everywhere now

 

 

Metal Church is

Mike Howe                  Vocals

Kurdt Vanderhoof         Guitar

Rick Van Zandt                  Guitar

Steve Unger                  Bass

Stet Howland                  Drums

 

METAL CHURCH online:

www.metalchurchofficial.com

www.facebook.com/officialmetalchurch

www.nuclearblast.de/metalchurch

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