MIDNIGHT IDÖLS - SWORN TO THE NIGHT
METAL ON METAL RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
they brought out two releases "We Rule The Night" (2006) and "Nightrulers"
(2008), Seattle, Washington USA based Midnight Idöls are back with a new full
length, boiling hot Metal album entitled "Sworn To The Night" through
Metal On Metal Records! Brothers and sisters hooked on both Classic Heavy Metal
and NWOBHM better stay and read my thoughts on the effort.
it's superfluous or I fall into recurrence but I'd like to tell you once again
that external implementation looks fabulous all over. Metal On Metal Records
delivers nothing but pure Metal outputs but for me it's necessary to mention
that each time an album appears - inlay, booklet, prints... look fantastic. For
some maybe unimportant how the outside looks like - anyway, thumbs up for the
creators (Jowita / Simone) of all those beautiful artworks / layouts, etc.!
I can hear you screaming: ‘'Hey, what about Midnight Idöls' style of music?!''...
Well, it's all about a delicious mixture of Classic Heavy Metal and NWOBHM, let
that be clear! Absolutely nothing to do with the nowadays Metal movement - these
guys take you all on a ride where only wild ones, True Metal heads are allowed.
The band's style is hard, mean and technical, more than just okay! Hard hitting
drums, ultra heavy bass lines, hard riffing guitar moves with finger burning
leads are just a part of this awesome game. I definitely won't forget to mention
Midnight Idöls have a magnificent singer in the ranks that is so damn good I'd
like to compare him with icons like Paul Di ‘Anno and Steve Grimmett. Without
adding high pitched parts to his vocal use, MI's singer still reminds me of the
legendary ex-Iron Maiden and Grim Reaper frontmen for sure!
To The Night" by Midnight Idöls means the ultimate alley for all old
school Heavy Metal maniacs and NWOBHM addicts. Digging into my own old school
Metal collection I'd like to compare their game to bands such as: Tygers Of Pan
Tang, early Iron Maiden / Grim Reaper / Judas Priest, Tokyo Blade, The Rods,
Raven, Angel Witch, TKO, Coney Hatch and loads of others. I started admiring
this form of music several decades ago and I can't live without it after all
those years. Up to you if you believe it or not - I really don't give a damn,
but that's the way it is!
Idöls play it so darn good - I can't get enough of it - truly! Opener ‘Sworn
To The Night' brings me right on in a very good position - feeling good and want
some more songs loaded with a lot of energy and passion for the real stuff. Next
three songs kick me in the head while I'm pumping up the volume to enjoy the
awesome powers optimally, but as soon as ‘Satan's Lullabye' shows up I nearly
get a cardiac arrest. In the vein of early Tokyo Blade, this awesome riffing
track shoots me straight to Heavy Metal heaven. Awesome up tempo rhythms with
brilliant axe duties and superb vocals - one of my favourites for sure!
Of The Sinner' comes up and I'm ready to rumble again, yup - another one worth
to be defined as ‘brilliant'. In a mid tempo mode Midnight Idöls play
‘Curse Of The Crimson Moon' which has pure power chords to offer, average
rating it gets from me but... last one called ‘Necropolis (City Of The Dead)'
and can be described as my top favourite song of the entire album. For almost 5
minutes, the guys in Midnight Idöls open all registers - this is fabulous,
superb... it's a speed up killer track in the vein of very early Metallica.
kept high speed velocities to conclude "Sworn To The Night" and they
succeeded completely. This last song shows how good they really are - during the
entire album playing songs in many different styles with diverse rhythms... you
have to be real good to realize that. Above all, you have to keep the listener's
attention intact so they can fully enjoy the entire album without boring moments.
Speaking of Midnight Idöls - these guys have it all in their might! Superb
release from a superb, pure Metal loaded bunch of leatherheads! More info at: www.midnightidols.com
My Points: 96 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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