Steel Attack - Carpe Diend

Steel Attack - Angels 2008

Steel Attack - Carpe Diend

\r\nFollowing the amazing Diabolical Symphony of 2006, swedish Steel Attack come back with a new album named Carpe Diend, which has the difficult task to sound equally good as in their the previous one. But do they succed? Well, at first, in this release we notice the very disturbing voiceovers as this disc is a Massacre promo and every 90 seconds we listen to an annoying message. Secondly, and after getting over the irritating voiceovers, we notice the great production that Mike Wead has done, who is known from his work with Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Thirdly, we notice the great job done with guitars but also as a whole and it’s obvious that this is an album based on heavy rythm guitars. The tracks are uncomplicated but not unsophisticated and each one of them has something different to offer. Symphonic parts are indisposable elements of the band since keyboards have a really dominant presence, while the band’s influences are Hammerfall, Masterplan and Gamma Ray. Steel Attack style is a mixture of all the above, with more mid tempo parts, putting aside fast parts of Gamma Ray. Also in all these beautiful vocals should be added, which sometimes become a bit boring because they are heard in places they propably shouldn’t and that’s the band’s only negative thing. As I don’t have a booklet I couldn’t really understand what the lyrics talk about, but from what I manage to make out they talk about religion. Finally, Carpe Diend is a usual Power Metal disc that doesn’t surmount, in my opinion, their previous release as all these we’ve heard in the past. The band is melodical and knows how to write songs but I believe it refers exclusively to those who like this genre. If you like Symphonic Power Metal, check out Steel Attack. \r\n

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\r\nVassilis Mazaris\r\n

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\r\nTranslation: Barbara Karpodini \r\n

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