Saturday, 23 January 2016
BLACKSMITH LEGACY – Metal Never Dies (MCD 4tr)
These Swedes made their debut in 2013 and now follow it up with the four-track EP entitled Metal Never Dies. They do sound like they believe it 100 %. All the heavy metal clique boxes are ticked. The lyrics and song titles are “metal”, the band name and title are “metal”, the sound is definitely metal and the songs are very metal. They have even snuck in a section from The Hall Of The Mountain King. I’m not saying it like it’s a bad thing. I think it’s great that bands keep the legacy (excuse the pun) alive. Metal Never Dies is definitely a step up from the debut Let The Game Begin in terms of production, songs and overall quality, plus the lead vocals sound better (the singer has now unfortunately left the band). If you’re into bands like Gamma Ray, Metalium, Running Wild and Manowar, lend these boys an ear.