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Black Sun Is a Ride Worth Taking !
on March 17, 2014
Not long ago I found and fell in love with what I thought and still may be the ultimate " power metal band ", that being Swedens own Hammerfall. I was hooked ! However recently a friend told me to look up the song 16 6 Six Times Dead and take a listen. Before I could stop myself I was buying every Primal Fear cd I could get my hands on and only like having the Devils Ground, and New Religion to having the whole catalog and yes I am a very happy metal head.
Being a collector who prides himself on connecting the dots from bands to bands and musicians, I kicked myself for not pursuing Matt Sinner and his work with Sinner on to this band. I knew of it I just never took a listen , until now.
Now back to Black Sun. This is a great piece of power metal , which tells the story of an exploration into space to a place called the Black Sun. It may sound sappy, but believe me its not. Primal Fear brings it all great duo guitars , ripping solos. double bass and well placed not just speeding thru the songs and vocals that are top notch.
I will agree that Primal Fear may at times seem to be carrying on the torch of Judas Priest with their sound however , I prefer to say that it is a mix of Priest, Hammerfall, with the heaviness of Accept or perhaps a Udo cd. A lot of people whom I know only took to power metal due to the absence of good metal releases in the 90s thru today , I being one just due to it was hard to find good power metal that could stand on its own. I found that with Hammerfall , and now Primal Fear.
Black Sun is a great piece of power metal ! It may not be the best of PF Im finding it hard to rate them against each other at this time being that Ive bought so much during the same time period. But its sure made an impression on me being my first purchase.
Im currently very much into the Jaws of Death also which is a killer PF release. The bottom line is that if you are into metal and of course the European power metal such as Hammerfall , you need to start adding Primal Fear to your library I don't think that you will regret your decision. If your on the fence , take a look over on you tube. A lot of their whole albums are listed there ready for your listening pleasure and if your like me you will like what you find !