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On disc: Anvil



Plenty Of Power - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars
Plenty Of Power - Volker Raabe - 8 stars
Plenty Of Power - Katja Henning - 8 stars
Juggernaut Of Justice - Umberto Mino - 9 stars


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Juggernaut Of Justice

Juggernaut Of Justice
(SPV - 2011)


Anvil.... A band that until 2005 year nobody (media, music industry, etc etc) take care. But life sometimes it's strange and beautiful, so a second chance of success, fame and money will be offer from a documentary called The Story Of Anvil that give to our heroes Lips, Robb Reiner and Glenn Five spotlight in movie festivals and media.... A great lucky shot for them, after their unlucky albums like This Is Thirteen, not exactly a masterpiece in their discography. But Anvil are a great band and with every (fans and media) eye upon their shoulders, they publish this new Juggernaut Of Justice, an episode where is easy loose the compass of integrity.... Well, let me say that is one of their best album in their long career!!! Juggernaut Of Justice has all the best qualities of this glorious band and especially one will came out at first listen: the great quality of their new songs, simply and direct Anvil's punch in our faces!!!! I love these Canadian men, real heroes in their country, real heroes to my eyes, real champions of attitude, real monsters of loyalty and devotion to their fans!!!

Juggernaut Of Justice start with the title track, a song that will be a classic tune in their live set, a song that have the same strength of their old At The Apartment or Ac/Dc..... a great new start for them!!! When Hell Breaks Loose is a simple neck-cracking song, a killer riff, a vocal line full of rage, a chorus very cool for their live set, need to say more??? New Orleans Voodoo is mid-tempo very heavy full of Lips guitar solos and the next one On Fire bring us back the 'real' side of Anvil, pure raw and crunchy guitars, vocals and another irresistible song to remember!!!! Fuckin Eh!!! is clear from the title, funny and direct, another great tune from these Canadian warriors!!! Follower Turn It Up is the right song to put after, another funny episode, another demonstration of force to the entire world!!! This Ride is, until now the only filler of this great album, but next Not Afraid just put Anvil back on track, another great song, another bull eye hit by Lips and co.!!! Conspiracy is an 'ordinary' song, but next Running sounds so punk (!!!!???), yeah punk!!! I'm not kiddin', listen carefully to the chorus..... After this song, my respect for this band is growing up and up and up!!!! Paranormal has a negative passage, a song that came out from the Tony Iommi songbook, very dark and slow and heavy, another great song in this Juggernaut Of Justice!!!! The last episode is the instrumental Swing Thing, a jam based on swing with trumpets and all the rest, a different and ironic approach to the serious metal world.

So, at the end of this album I am very satisfied and I want to push play again.....Buy or die, people!! Anvil are back! And I'm very happy about it!!!


9 stars

Umberto Mino
 

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Plenty Of Power

Plenty Of Power
(Massacre Rec. - 2001)


If a review is already on the edge by reviewing too many CDs, then you are happy to get an album of a band like Anvil. The Canadian band of singer / guitarist Lips is around for a long time and they saw many come and go and as they are part of the scene for decades you don't have to expect drastic changes. Okay, with Plugged In Permanent they delivered a masterpiece and they can't top it, but is one is far from being average!
Everybody who likes Anvil, will buy the album anyway. It's like with Motörhead... always good. Check out: Plenty of Power and Pro Wrestling


8 stars

Katja Henning
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 

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Plenty Of Power

Plenty Of Power
(Massacre Rec. - 2001)


Lips and his mates are back with a big bang! With Plenty Of Power the Canadians even top the great Speed Of Sound. On the new release they going back to their roots. The album is heavy and full of double bass attacks which you can hear e.g. on Plenty Of Power, Pro Wrestling and the amazing Ball Of Fire.
Anvil are a band of the early days of metal and their latest output sounds as fresh as the first one. Only a good tour with a known band is what the Canadians lack. The lumberjacks have the potential which you can hear on Plenty Of Power! Anvil - too heavy for whimps!


8 stars

Volker Raabe
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 






Plenty Of Power

Plenty Of Power
(Massacre Rec. - 2001)


Unnecessary to introduce the Canadian band to the metal community. Twenty years after the release of their debut Hard'n'Heavy the quartet released their 11th album. The album title is kinda description of the band... Plenty Of Power. The latest release is more a back-to-the-roots album. The last releases were more speed and thrash metal albums, this one is more a fast heavy metal album like Metal On Metal in the new millennium. Ball Of Fire is a heavy track with changing tempi, great guitar sounds and slower parts. Probably one of the best Anvil tracks ever. Computer Drone starts with the sound of a modem trying to connect... than a heavy, grooving mid-tempo track starts. A really cool one... Another highlight is Siren Of The Sea which remind me a bit of Sanctuary and Vicious Rumors... Anyway, after 20 years they still sound fresh and I'm looking forward to see them at the Bang-Your-Head 2001!


8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt
 

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