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Band
Primal Fear
Title
Best of Fear
Type
LP/EP
Company
Frontiers
YOR
2017
Style
Power
11/10/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Best of compilation of the band's four album, ten year history with Frontiers
Primal Fear has held the flag high for German traditional metal for 20-years. The band saw a bulk of its success in the 90s and 00s while signed to powerhouse label Nuclear Blast. After seven records and ten years, the band departed for Italyís Frontiers Music. It is that period of time that is showcased by this new, greatest hits compilation aptly entitled 'Best of Fear'. Four albums over the course of ten years is historically recapped with a 26-track, 2-disc affair. Along with the culling of the Frontiers catalog are four new tracks including a cover of Heart's "If Looks Could Kill". Iíd be amiss if I didnít say I was deeply disappointed that new song "Area 16" is just a 1:47 orchestra piece. However, "Predator" and "Thrill of Speed" are solid new tracks with the trademark, heavy-handed rhythm behind Ralf's commanding charge. "If Looks Could Kill" simply kills, with some harmonized vocals to elevate Ralf to the stratosphere on "You'll be begging me please please" vocal melody. Kudos for choosing phenomenal French artist Stan Decker to create the album cover. Nothing says "Best Of" better than one of his covers.
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: PRIMAL FEAR
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
16.6 (BTDKYD)
2009
Frontiers
Raising Iron9/18/2009
2.5
Apocalypse
2018
Frontiers
Eric Compton9/13/2018
4
Best of Fear
2017
Frontiers
Eric Compton11/10/2017
4.5
Delivering The Black
2014
Frontiers
Eric Compton1/1/2014
4.5
Delivering The Black
2014
Frontiers
Vinaya Saksena2/20/2014
4
Devilís Ground
2004
Nuclear Blast
Anthony Burke2/20/2004
-
Devil's Ground
2004
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton3/3/2004
-
History Of Fear DVD
2004
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton3/3/2004
-
Live In The U.S.A
2010
Frontiers
Chris Kincaid8/6/2010
5
Nuclear Fire
2001
Nuclear Blast
Vinaya Saksena4/5/2004
-
Rulebreaker
2016
Frontiers
Eric Compton2/4/2016
4
Seven Seals
2005
Nuclear Blast
Stygian Steel10/14/2005
-
Unbreakable
2011
Frontiers
Chris Kincaid1/3/2012
4
Unbreakable
2011
Frontiers
Eric Compton1/30/2012
4

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: PRIMAL FEAR
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