|Cage Hell Destroyer||MTM Music|
I occasionally get comments along the lines of people expressing their surprise that I speak so enthusiastically about certain releases outside the usual sphere of what my tastes are perceived to include.|
Sure, I have my favourites and preferences for what I would prefer to listen to the majority of the time. But while I grew up listening to Rick Springfield, John Waite and Toto, I still had time for the likes of Racer X, TNT and even some Iron Maiden. And that is why I really dig Cage.
The expansion of the metal scene in recent years and this site covering a lot of that has helped expand my personal tastes even further and to me these guys are the real deal – authentic American metal. Completely old school approach in the classic Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Megadeth vein.
Cage broke out of their shell with a confronting and in your face release Darker Than Black. If that release put them on the map, then Hell Destroyer should be enough to create their own county.
This is super intense stuff – belligerently hammering your senses with riff after riff and a tempo that would give Richard Simmons a heart attack. What I like about vocalist Sean Peak is that he doesn't scream his way through the album, yet when he does howl, Rob Halford would be proud.
Hell Destroyer is simply brutal and a true metal warrior. I Am The King is a little more restrained before Christhammer goes right over the top.
Other highlights include the theatric Iron Maiden styled Rise Of The Beast; the rifftastic From Death To Legend and Beyond The Apocalypse; and Fall Of The Angels, which I guess is as close to a slow track as these guys are ever going to get!
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