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Metal Never Dies E.P.

Blacksmith Legacy are a heavy metal band from Sweden formed in 2009 who released their debut album in 2013. October 2015 saw the release of the four song E.P. 'Metal Never Dies'.    
'Close To The Abyss' opens this four song E.P. in blazing hard rock fashion, similar in style to the mid tempo stomp of (legendary British icons) Judas Priest, Strong vocals and superb guitar work with a solid rhythm section, the middle of the song contains an amazing surprise by way of a guitar solo...incorporated in the solo is one of the most famous orchestral pieces of music ever, 'In The Hall Of The Mountain King', composed by Edvard Grieg. Blacksmith Legacy have somehow managed to intertwine it into the song as though it was written for it. 'Forged' rumbles and rattles like a fully loaded freight train, the rhythm section sounding so powerful and when the vocals kick in, the song becomes Manowar-esque...epic and majestic with an anthemic feel that just resonates awesomeness.    
And if it is anthemic you want, look no further than the title song 'Metal Never Dies'. Standing tall and proud, 'Metal Never Dies' challenges Manowar for the title of the "most metal anthem" song ever. Lyrically, the song title says it all, but musically the doom style riffing that legends Black Sabbath made famous is just out of this world. Head nodding, foot tapping and smiling are the order of the day as the song unfolds and swaggers on and on. The chorus is catchy and will have the live audience chanting it at the tops of their voices. If, after the first three songs, you are thinking that all Blacksmith Legacy can play are the slower, mid tempo anthemic doom style riffing are in for a shock with the final song, 'Saints And Sinners'. Smashing in like a sledgehammer through walls, 'Saints And Sinners' is high intensity, high energy, power metal with just a dash of thrash. Powerful vocals and a thunderous rhythm section move the song along at pace with the guitars chugging away endlessly. This is one of the best power metal songs that I have heard for some time and it can stand tall alongside the likes of Helloween, Accept and Dragon Force.    
Overall, majestic and epic, oozing awesomeness, these four songs are the work of genius and are a superb example of how anthemic heavy metal should sound.    
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
Reviewed For Vlad Promotion    
Review is also featured at Metal Gods TV