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Iron Savior - Megatropolis - 2007 - Dockyard1

Track Listing
1. Running Riot
2. The Omega Man
3. Flesh
4. Megatropolis
5. Cybernatic Queen
6. Cyber Hero
7. A Tale From Down Below
8. Still I Believe
9. Farewell And Good Bye
Iron Savior know their audience and understand the needs and wants of their fanbase. The power metal enthusiasts who have supported the band for ten years love this German act and wish nothing more than album after album of crispy polished metal-head cuts that bridge the gap between leatherneck Accept rock and Helloween speed-rush. This new record, "Megatropolis", does just that, providing plenty of well stirred mead for a sit-down buffet of Tuetonic heavy metal. Piet Sielck handles guitars, vocals, and production AGAIN and really doesn't stray away from albums like "Battering Ram" and "Condition Red". The album roars with fast songs, groove-walloped numbers, and the mid-tempo thump that is prevalent with so many of these German loyalists. This is the act's first release for up-and-coming label Dockyard1 after seeing their entire discography handled in some fashion or another by Noise/Sanctuary.

The Bottom Line - Don't be surprised to find the band still doing the same 'ole thing record after record. Cheers to a band that sticks to their guns...but at some point please find some diversity. Cough--Hammerfall--Cough Cough--Iced Earth--Cough Cough--Paragon.



--EC 05.05.07
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.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
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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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: IRON SAVIOR
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TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Battering RamIron Savior
2004
Ken Pierce10/19/2004
MegatropolisIron Savior
2007
Eric Compton8/17/2007
The LandingIron Savior
2011
Eric Compton2/16/2012
TitancraftIron Savior
2016
Eric Compton7/21/2016


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: IRON SAVIOR
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DOR
REVIEWER DATE
The LandingIron Savior
2012
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