VALSANS - SWORD
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Metal To Infinity
formed in 1996, is a five piece True Heavy Metal act hailing from Austria. The
band released an EP (actually demo) called “Dawn Of Metal” (2004) – some
research on Valsans background history allows me to say that the release was a
good start but we can’t deny the fact creating only but one demo within 14
years of existence ain’t a big success. We all know that the European Metal
scene still lives on and on… it’s a movement that continues to grow week
after week which makes it very difficult to reach the top, at least when you
decides to set up a band these days. All the acts like to play their stuff in a
True Metal way know for sure how hard it is to survive the nowadays scene.
Valsans plays True Heavy Metal and they bring it very well, a fact that comes
straight out of my heart. They really breathes Metal – they live for Metal and
shout it out loud with ten songs as standing on their debut full CD entitled “Sword”.
Vocally wise, I hear both clean (kinda nasal-esque) and quite raw vocals – the
match is in perfect balance, pretty unique – joyful all the way out! Speaking
about the guitar player’s deliveries of riffings and solo’s – nothing
spectacular to announce… the band keeps it all very classic, traditional but
what’s True Metal is all about.
soon as you will start to play the album, be sure it’ll be time to scream out
your passion for Metal while pounding fist up into the air… such as Nasty
Ronnie from Nasty Savage once sang in a song called ‘Metal Knights’: “Time
to put on studs and leather – time to go out into some heavy weather”. Never
let loose your faith in Classic Metal anthems you know! On Valsans’ new effort
“Sword” you will hear a nice True Metal anthem as well called ‘The
Allegiance’. Listen very closely to the lyrical content, I can feel the spirit
of True Metal start to burn from deep inside! ‘Metal Crusade’ is
approximately played in the same direction and it’s time to sing along during
a track, basically a hymn called ‘Valsans’.
Austrians will win no particular prices for being original but that’s not
important here – with this new album “Sword”, Valsans succeeds in what
they had in mind to realize… making a 100 percent pure True Heavy Metal effort
that is made to be played on 10! This is typical a band that is ready to play at
festivals like Keep It True, Swordbrothers or Headbangers Open Air – I'm sure
Valsans will make the garden burn! For fans of Wretch, Hammerfall, Running Wild,
Stormwarrior, Hammerfall and Gun Barrel mainly. Check them out at: www.valsans.com
Order possibilities HERE.
My Points: 85 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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