The Rage Within and the Aftermath
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Somewhere there is someone keeping a “Lamb’s Book of Life” on all of these 80s records looking for the light. Add another to the scriptures with Illinois act Amulance. Thanks to Stormspell Records the group see a resurgence with this re-release of their late 80s demos. The first six tracks are culled from the 1987 ‘Rage Within’ demo. The second half is the unreleased ‘Aftermath Sessions’ from 1989. The more popular output from this band is the ‘89 debut full-length, ‘Feel the Pain’, released through New Renaissance. I would place Amulance somewhere around the first Iron Maiden crossed with Omen and Jag Panzer with an above average vocalist in Rik Baez. The artwork for this package was created by Bulgarian artist Dimitar Nikolov (Steelwing, Majesty).
About this Writer:Eric Compton
// Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has contributed to MaximumMetal.com since it's conception in 2003. 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. You can also find him on his paperbackwarrior.com blog discussing all things action and adventure.