Maximum Metal Rating Legend
Excellent - Masterpiece. A classic.
Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a lacking.
Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
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technically brilliant to gloriously cheesy fun.
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Longtime producer Simon Efemy (Paradise Lost, Napalm Death) takes the mic in an iron fist to front these British hellions from Birmingham. This is metal for metal's sake, songs made of unity and "fighting the good fight" through mammoth production standards and a fine vocal performance. Efemy proves to be a competent if not above average vocalist and the band stokes up a powerful frenzy that compares to Wolf, Iron Fire and Lechery. The album cover and logo is pure Armored Saint worship.
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3.5 :AVE RATING
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RATING Absolute Power 2011 Feto Eric Compton 10/8/2011 3.5
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