Title: Lethal MindLabel: Escape Music
Trail are a new German Metal band formed by Barish Kepic
(Jaded Heart), along with fellow Jaded member Michael
Mullier, plus Masterplan members Kevin Kott and vocalist
together the might of Jaded Heart and Masterplan is just
pure Metal alchemy, the two musical styles have resulted in
an awesome project.
album opens in true teutonic style with the massive title
track ‘Lethal Mind’, a great opener for what turns out
to be a quite outstanding album. Altzi delivers that
trademark monster vocal that has been the back bone of
Masterplan since he took over the vacant mike spot.
The powerhouse rhythm section really bring the big guns to
the opener, while Kepic just throws out the licks like
it’s the fourth of July.
monstrous opus continues with excellent ‘Too Late’,
again riff fuelled Heavy Metal that has been the back bone
of the German Metal scene since the 80’s.
tempo is brought down just a touch with the excellent
‘Changes’. This is a powerful mid-tempoed metaller
that paves the way for storming no holds barred rockers
‘Carousel’ and the darker ‘Feed My Soul’.
is a touch of 70’s classic rock mixed with some more
modern metal with ‘On The Rise’, a real barnstormer of a
track that will have you rocking along from the off.
Flame’ is pure modern Metal of the highest calibre.
There’s enough scope for the new Metal fans and the
diehard fans to enjoy about this one. It's hard to
pick one standout track from the album as they all have
their own pros, but for me it has to be the fantastic
‘Walking in the Shadow’, this one has something about
it, that appeals to the Old School Metal fan in me.
Maybe it’s the riffs, maybe it’s the pounding rhythm
section or the super vocals, either way this one just oozes
album brings in a little bluesy element with ‘Voodoo’,
but this is just a little bluesy element as the track soon
builds into a great slab of modern Heavy Metal.
band unleash an epic element to the album with the wonderful
‘King Of Pain’, before the album closes with another
great slab of metal with ‘Simplified’, which rounds off
a great album.
Escape Music have definitely hit on gold with this release. Four titans of Metal have come together to produce a really great album.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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