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Blind Rage
Type: CD
Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2014
Genre: Traditional
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Published: 9/1/2014
Another quality release from these German traditionalists
Hoffman and his boys are back at it again with partners Andy Sneap and Nuclear Blast. The notion that Udo would be better form for the band is now long forgotten. Tornillo has won over his constituents by conciliating three solid albums over a five year period. ‘Blind Rage’ is the embodiment of a band who know their audience very well and deliver the proverbial goods in grand style. This one is well stocked with riffs aplenty, notably the hook, line and sinker of “Fall of the Empire” and “Dying Breed”. While rock it all for rock’s sake is clearly the statement for “Dark Side of my Heart” and “Bloodbath Mastermind”, I am loving the band’s real world writing style for this very mature record. “200 Years” is a phenomenal faster cut written about a post-apocalyptic utopia, the song soaked in driving rhythm and Tornillo’s low to mid register voice. “Trail of Tears” concerns the exile of Native Americans in the US while the emotional power ballad “Wanna Be Free” tackles human trafficking. Production is once again off the charts, a valuable asset that lets these Germans continue dominating that hybrid category of heavy metal and hard rock.
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Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

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5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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