Artist: Section A
been four years since Andy Engerg and Torben Enevoldsen got together for
Lives' album, but the wait is well worth it when you catch a listen to
their new opus ‘Sacrifice’. The pair are joined on this album by new
drummer Thomas Heintzelmann and together they have pushed the boundaries
of the bands sound even further. This time a more heavier sound is
produced and it's a sound I really like.
the opener and title track ‘Sacrifice’ you can feel the heavier vibe
with Envoldsen just sublime on the old six string razor, cutting fiery
lick after lick and this is just track one, great stuff!
ballsy metal just keeps on coming with the riff laden ‘Room With A
View’, as well as the fantastic guitar work you have to admire the
smooth and powerful vocal might of Engberg, who delivers track after
track and this is one of his finest.
my many favourite songs on the album has to be the old school metal of
‘Lionheart’. Big chunky bass lines with a simple but effective guitar
riff, but you can't beat old school metal, if you like me love power and
melody, then this one has them in spades.
take a short detour on this metal road-trip and enter the Power Metal
enthused, almost Iron Maiden like six minute plus epic ‘Land Of The
Desert Sun, and the more mellower Melodic Metal of ‘Concealed In
Lies’. A track that shows the band can bring it down a notch or
the need arises. You don’t have to go full tilt all the time and this
is a great powerful track, with Engberg shining through again while
Enevoldsen throws out some superb guitar licks on this one that just
ignite the whole song and give it added power.
full steam ahead again with the excellent ‘Intoxicated’ and the
equally great ‘Heroes’, on which Enevoldsen really shows his virtuoso
guitar style, then it's back to the head on Heavy Metal with ‘Days of
Sorrow’ and my favourite track of the album the simply sublime
‘Danger’. This one is pure Metal all the way. A huge guitar sound once
more, with Heintzelmann pounding out a solid drum foundation that is
built upon with some stunning vocals from Engberg, great horn raising
metal \m/ .
album closes with ‘The City Is Falling’, a track that starts off
slowly but soon builds into a crescendo of ball breaking metal licks and
massive rhythms, which is capped off with the rich vocals of Engberg and
wraps up another stunning album from Section A. It may have been four
years in the making, but this is sure worth the wait.
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