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Carved in Stone
Veterans of the US traditional metal scene deliver the goods once again
Sixteen years and still going strong! Raleigh, North Carolina traditionalists are still burning the torch for their brand of American heavy metal. 'Carved in Stone' is the band's fifth album to date and second consecutive release on the Pure Steel label. Fans of the band know these guys deliver the goods every time. Polished riffs are in abundance as the band soars through 80's melodic metal that pays tribute to the past while still retaining identity and substance. Recommended.
Recommended for fans of: Cauldron, Night Demon, Aftershok
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