Title: Through The Iron Forest Label: Self-Release
Another excellent band from Denmark to whet your Metal Appetite, this time its a band called Savage Machine who play traditional Metal and deliver six tracks of rip roaring Metal to delight your senses! Opening with a minute long instrumental "Dawn" it builds and stirs you in readiness for the onslaught of a galloping bass, thundering drums , soaring vocals and vibrant guitars.
Its a crunching and lively opening as "Iron Forest" begins,the guitars build and then vocalist Troels Rasmussens fires up his larynx , his vocal style is a tiny bit reminiscent of Justin Hawkins from The Darkness , but only slightly, because basically Rasmussen has more style, talent and a better delivery than Hawkins ever has / had! And as you dig deeper into this release their are other comparisons to be made with better and more established "proper" Metal singers like Bruce Dickinson. "Computerworld" is a fast, powerful number which ignites and fires on all cylinders , it gallops away and sees the band deliver a cracking Metal number.
"The Easy Way Out" is for me the highlight, its deep lyrics are impressive the musicianship comes into its own, this is a slower song but sees these Danes cook up a Metal Anthem , its gripping, with a superb guitar solo and sees the vocalist really deliver and come into his own on this track.
"Prisoners of War" sees the band unleash their power invigorating you, its a song to singalong and thrash to, it oozes old school metal , raise your fist and yell, salute these Danes.
"The Final March" has a catchy swagger to please old and new Metal heads alike. So to sum up with its eighties inspired delivery "Through The Iron Forest" doesn't disappoint .
Savage Machine are:
Troels Rasmussen – Vocals
Jacob Bruun – Lead Guitars
Simon Poulsen – Rhythm Guitars
Benjamin Andreassen – Bass
Martin Helbo – Drums
1. Dawn (intro) 2. Iron Forest 3. Fifth Computerworld 4. The Easy Way Out 5. Prisoners of War 6. The Final March