POWER METAL - WEBZINE
Translation by Ciara Kinnarney
U hoo!!! Once again, we finally have a young, hopeful Metal band that
has already proven themselves with their first album. The four Irish lads
are Peter Dunne (vocals), Niall Cooney (Bass), Noel Maher (guitar) and
Cisco Pike (Drums)playing principally pure Heavy Metal, as I understand
it. Or formulated another way, in some of the wording from the Promotional
text, Sharp Edged Power Metal. Sure/Definitely, and SCAVENGER
sound exactly so. Everything clear now? No? Well, then I will simply throw
a few bands into the room, with which SCAVENGER remind me of, in one way
or another: OMEN, RIVAL, ICED EARTH, IRON MAIDEN, THE CULT, SLAYER and
DEATH. That really doesnt go together and so sounds the absolutely
independent 8 tracks.
Lets use the name-dropping a bit more intensely. Soul of Fire
sounds, in principal, as it were J.D. Kimball (OMEN "GRANDMAS"
LOL! dont you just love on-line translations ) in the old Iced Earth.
Peter Dunne has a simply great dirty organ (vocal), that is
absolutely predestined for Heavy Metal and clearly emphasises SCAVENGER
from the rest of the group of newcomers. Fortunately, the four give permanent
energy, with Fall Out one almost lands in the Thrash field,
and is in the intensity range of SLAYER (or as the free translation either,
and reaches nearly the intensity of SLAYER) In the middle
part (?better word?), there is a cool Guitar solo that could be inspired
by MAIDEN. Killer! Waited Too Long, Breaking the Chains
and War Cry are fast tunes that altogether have a shining
arrangement and has a warm listening potential throughout. Shadow
Lands on the other hand shines with ease, light frickeleigen
(sorry, dont know that one?) guitar sounds that one would gladly
hear from DEATH, while Peter Dunne in the first tones almost sounds like
Ian Astbury from THE CULT, in order to release his aggressive Power roars.
And also, with the cool instrumental part of Slaughter of Innocence,
one can find Power roars, great Riffs, surprising Breaks and Double bass.
All in all therefore, an all around successful "Silberling"
(very positive word describing the album?), that any fan of Power metal,
with a liking of dirty power, will simply love. Whoever follows bands
such as OMEN, RIVAL, or the old ICED EARTH can act without hesitation
on this one.
Alternatively, you can get it from The Miskatonic Foundation.
Play Tips: Soul Of Fire, War Cry, Fall Out, Slaughter of Innocence.
Peter Kubaschk [19.04.2003]