Reviewer: Eric Compton
It's hard to imagine mid-tier acts like Iron Savior are well into 20 plus year careers. 'Titancraft' is the band's tenth album to date and continues the same pursuit of excellence that existed on the band's debut in 1997. This one follows the same formula as its predecessors. It was recorded at Powerhouse Studio in Germany, illustrated by Felipe Machado Franco and continues the epic storyline that was conceived over the band's discography. While Iron Savior have never incorporated robust symphonic sounds like a Blind Guardian or Helloween, they aren't quite as basic as an Accept or Grave Digger. Oddly the closest comparison over the years is Gamma Ray with its streamlined Teutonic sound enveloped with double-bass, verse-verse-bridge-chorus and harmonized vocals. Highlights here are "Way of the Blade", "Gunsmoke" and the moody "The Sun Won’t Rise in Hell".
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 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.