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The New Messiah

     
         
         
         
             
             
Mindless Sinner are a heavy metal band from Sweden formed in 1981 releasing an E.P. and an album before disbanding in 1990. The band reunited in 2001 but broke up in 2004 and then reunited for a second time in 2013 with a new album to be released in 2015.    
             
With a style and a sound more akin to traditional heavy metal rather than European, Mindless Sinner open their new album with 'Men Of Steel'. Screaming guitars and clean vocals with touches of Iron Maiden about it 'Men Of Steel' struts it stuff with ease and accessibility to all. 'Where Worlds Collide' cheekily opens with what sounds like an opera introduction, before a Rob Halford (Judas Priest) style scream changes the tone to a mid tempo hard rock romp. Clean vocals and catchy rhythms keeps the song lively and energetic. Title song 'The New Messiah' is a slower, heavy stomp with heavy guitars that will have your feet tapping and head nodding in one hundred percent appreciation.    
             
Picking up the pace 'Follow Your Path' has an Iron Maiden style gallop to it. With a top notch vocal performance and duelling guitars 'Follow Your Path' is a definite highlight on the album. 'Terror' returns the album to the plodding mid tempo hard rocking style Mindless Sinner are more known for. Is this an album that will change the face of music? No, but it is an album that will make their fans very happy indeed. 'We're The Ones' is steeped in the NWOBHM era with its rampant guitars and thumping drums, all delivered at a high tempo. If their is such a thing as radio friendly heavy metal, then this is it.    
             
'Dance Of The Devil' is a slow and steady foot stomper, with a rasping guitar sound and a "story telling" vocal vibe. 'Time Of Fear' is mid tempo and yet again echoes the sound of Iron Maiden as it plods on and on with 'Step Into The Fire' picking up the pace and racing on like it's running away from something. Duelling guitars, strong vocals, an anthemic chorus and you have yet another NWOBHM inspired song. The album is brought to a close with 'Metalized', and, dare I say it, another mid tempo plod.    
             
Overall, classic sounding heavy metal with a strong NWOBHM influence, Mindless Sinner have released a solid, no frills, metal album.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
Reviewed For Pure Steel Records    
             
             
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