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So what if it isn't the face melting onslought as the first album, this is a beautifully crafted work of metal, and a great portrait of a gracefully aging power metal band. I have bought several copies of this album to give to some of my younger 'metal head' freinds. 'Faster Than Life' is one of the finest Metal Church songs ever, right up there with 'Beyond the Black', 'Metal Church' and 'Method to Your Madness'. Miss you Dave.
I've owned Metal Church's first four albums, and have heard songs from the others, and MASTERPEACE, their sixth album, is my favorite (so far). Why? For one, the songwriting as a whole is better than on their first few albums. Of course, those CDs have some great songs, like "Watch the Children Pray" and "Fake Healer" (aka Reverend's "Legion"), but I was always disappointed by at least half the songs on each album. Not that they were total dogs, of course; they just failed to trip my trigger. MASTERPEACE doesn't make this mistake as it's consistently enjoyable throughout. (Although I admit that it doesn't contain anything as immediately blow-you-away as those two songs).
Secondly, there's just something about David Wayne's voice that makes him stand out from the crowd. Of course, their second singer, Mike Howe, is a technically great singer & front man, and their third, Ronny Munroe, is no slouch, but Wayne always had that ultra `metal god' presence; more importantly, his vocals were just so distinctive and catchy, especially when he'd go into something melodic or falsetto that dripped with feeling and turned your head, like the choruses of "Falldown" & "Into Dust," the climax of "Into Dust" or the final line of the chorus of Reverend's "Ritual." He wisely utilized this technique in varying ways throughout MASTERPEACE and it makes the songs very hooky.
I also appreciate that the songs are all totally distinguishable. Don't you hate it when you buy a CD and every song sounds basically the same? That's thankfully not the case here and you'll note this distinguishability when the CD switches from "Kiss for the Dead" to "Lb.Read more ›
I am not too knowledgable on this band, but what gather is that this is a reunion-type album with Dave Wayne. He died only a few months ago! This is the only album I've heard, but if this is their last album together -- they did a pretty good job!
I was surprised how good the writer Kurdt Vanderhoof was! Brillant writer. These guys could talk about anything and make a bad situation cool! :)
It's sounds like a lot like Metallica in some ways (if you forget about the screechy voice!), but when you listen to more tracks, you realize it's more or less a continuation of Metallica -- something they should have done instead of brought that very ordinary Snake/Black Album.
They seem to be more well-blanced with lyrics -- kinda more like Iron Maiden/Bruce Dickinson in this department.
His voice takes a while to getting use to. This band is still kinda new to me, but I am sure I'll be getting more albums from these metal men soon! :)
Let me say goodbye to Dave. It won't suffer anymore so REST IN PEACE.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Masterpeace is a treasure for serious fans of Metal Church. The original line-up (plus Marshall) gets together in the studio to see what they can come up with and the result was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Wolf
Love Metal Church great album, now my collection of David Wayne on vocals is completePublished 6 months ago by Anthony Combetta
No disrespect to Kurdt and the boys, but there is only one reason why this album is indeed a “Masterpiece” and his name is David Wayne. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eddie Quist
A MASTERPIECE...THE ALBUM SAYS IT ALL NOTHING HEEDED TO E ADDED TO THIS ALBUM OF METAL CHURCHPublished 15 months ago by METAL MANIAC
Original line up... What more can I say, Clasic heavy metal album recomended for any metalhead!!!Published 17 months ago by Motley Cruz
This Metal Church disc is a true Metalheads need Just like All of Metal Church's discs..There newest disc " Generation Nothing is Totally AWESOME Also... Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by tony
I like the group they kick butt and are a real rock n roll band if you're a true die hard rock n roll fan you'll really like this group.Published on December 26, 2012 by Cfox40
This record came out when metal was kind of at its "down time" (or something like that). This album is full of great songs! Great riffs and melodies throughout.Published on June 6, 2012 by raker
Metal Church is one of those great plane "great" Tharsh Metal that deserved a lot more credit this is a great album and strongly recommended for old schol Thrashers!Published on October 1, 2010 by Florencio Menceyra