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CD REVIEW: BLACK STEEL – Battle Call EP

| 26 June 2015 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BLACK STEEL – Battle Call EP
Independent
First released 2000, Reprinted 2015
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
8 ½ /10

Black Steel - Battle Call EP

Black Steel’s 2000-released Battle Call EP is finally back in print after years of only being available digitally, and it sounds as good as ever.

Purveyors of traditional, powerful metal of the classic, old school variety, Black Steel were masters of their craft.

Dave Harrison and Daniel Petrilli’s rhythm section is as mighty as any major band you might mention, and in Matt Williams they had a similarly world-class singer – a man whose leather-wrapped larynx seemingly new no boundaries. (He’s now preparing a new Project X Australia album)

Jamie Page & Andrew Di Stefano’s guitars ripple and bulge with steroid-pumped muscle, and the EP bristles with chest-beating lyrics that are relentlessly positive, pro-metal, and sometimes (as the title and cover suggest) of the Manowar-ish warrior style.

Had Black Steel come along ten years later there’s little doubt they’d have quickly found a global following and be touring Europe for the umpteenth time even as we speak. As it stands their legacy is assured with this EP and two full-length albums all available from their website – www.blacksteel.com.au

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