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Iron Savior

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 28, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Noise
  • ASIN: B000006UT2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,266 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This is Iron Savior's debut album. It was announced as a superband, including Thomen Stauch of Blind Guardian in the drums, Gamma Ray's and former Helloween Kai Hansen on guitars and the mastermind behind the Savior, Piet Sielck on vocals, bass, keyboards and guitars. Piet is best known for his job as a producer of German bands and his guest appearances in different bands.

The name IRON SAVIOR comes from a science fiction story invented by Piet, in which the Iron Savior is a huge vessel built and then sent out to space by the hostile civilization of Atlantis 350.000 years ago, in order to protect them from the Alliance's attack. And the story goes on, and the lyrics are based on the story's events with liner notes on each song.

Musically, IS is 100% german power metal. Piet and co. manage to deliver a good album, within (and besides) the genre's limitations. You'll find here classics such as "Atlantis falling", "Riding on fire", "Watcher in the sky", "For the world", "brave new world" and "Iron Savior". Except for a few contributions from Kai Hansen, the majority of the music is written by Piet himself. It's nothing out of this world, nothing new, but not mediocre and totally worth listening.

Screaming guitars, pounding drumming with classic solos and choruses, with different tempos, like the ultra-fast "Brave new world" and the brutal "Riding on fire", the intrincate rhythm in "For the world" (sang by Blind Guardian's Hansi Kursch) or the ballad "Break it up". If you want to get acquainted with Iron Savior's funny rockin' side you have the Nazareth cover "This flight tonight".

If I have to compare I'd probably mention the old Rage, Grave Digger's trilogy, and Hammerfall are closer to Iron Savior in power, brutality, speed and guitar riffing.

If you're into power metal and like the bands above mentioned you will appreciate this album.
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It's without doubt a good work. This debut-cd is made by true musicians such as the great Kai Hansen, the power-drummer Thomen from Blind Guardian, the excellent Grave Digger's Piet Sielck, but, if you listen to it again and again you understand the total lack of originality. There are beautiful songs like "Atlantis Falling", "Brave New World", "Iron Savior" and the immortal "Watcher in the Sky", included in the cult-cd by Gamma Ray "Somewhere out in Space", but during the listening session you get a deja-vu feeling which spoils everything...in substance this is not a must-have, it's something that you can buy if you want to increase your collection, if power metal is your life, if you want a work made by three stars of metal...an advice? If you love power metal look at Gamma Ray, Helloween, (the Helloween of the Keepers, of course), Eldritch, Labyrinth, Stratovarius, Manowar if you are interested to something of very powerful, otherwise, if you want at any cost something of Iron Savior buy their new release, "Unification", whose cover of Black Sabbath "Neon Knights" is worth the price of the disc.
Hail Brothers of True Metal, keep the faith alive!!!
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By A Customer on March 19, 2000
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Iron Savior has done it again. Combining pure metal with meldoic lyrics, great guitar and drums they've created a master work of music- of art. In the form of older groups (such as Blind Guaridan) they've created not just a CD, but a musical epic. Their CD's arn't just music, they tell a tale. Like a good book the story has complex twists and turns, but is understandable, for those whom pay attention. If you like Blind Guardian, you will like Iron Savior.
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The first album from Iron Savior is a fantastic concept album that started a story that has run through a number of subsequent releases. It's a time-and-space-spanning science fiction epic, a field of storytelling that hasn't been used in metal concept albums nearly as much as horror or fantasy (which have resulted in outstanding releases like King Diamond's "Them" and Blind Guardian's "Nightfall In Middle-Earth") and it's proved a fertile ground for the band to return to again and again.

As well as the name of the band and the debut album, 'Iron Savior' is also the name of the saga's central entity - an ancient and gigantic living vessel built eons ago in Atlantis that destroyed human civilization once, and returns in the year 2108. In the lengthy backstory to the concept, millennia ago (I believe it was 350,000 years ago) the Earth was highly civilized; there was utopic Atlantis, and there was the rest of the world under the loose affiliation of 'the Alliance', which was a ruthless and militaristic society. In the inevitable war that eventually erupted between Atlantis and the Alliance, the Iron Savior was built as the ultimate defender. Agents of the Alliance somehow infiltrated the programming between the biological and mechanical components of the Savior and corrupted it, basically driving it insane. The Savior annihilated both the Alliance and Atlantis and set off blindly into space (while the remnants of humanity eventually build up from the ashes), eventually returning to a future world where the confused machine mistakes everything in sight for its Alliance enemies.
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