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Continues the trek of traditional metal
Vocalist Bill Ramp has stepped down due to health reasons, making Jerry Watt the only original member left. The band continues the trek of traditional metal fare with their second album in a thirty year span. 'Marching On' is more of the same, with new vocalist Kleber Mandrake making his presence known with higher register vocals, a characteristic that matches this slightly faster version of Axehammer. The highlight is the fast cut 'Swing the Steel' with its pinch harmonics firmly ensconced in galloping riffs and operatic vocal runs.
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3.5 :AVE RATING
ALL REVIEWS FOR: AXEHAMMER
RATING Marching On 2012 Pure Steel Eric Compton 1/1/2012 3.5 Windrider 2005 Sentinel Steel Eric Compton 5/5/2005 3.5
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