PRIMAL FEAR – Seven Seals (CD)
Primal Fear, the heavy metal band led by Mat Sinner and Ralf Scheepers wrote “Seven Seals”, their finest album, with the spirit of metal alive in every song here.
Musically, it has plenty of synthesizer passages here, as opposed to their previous releases, and has tons of catchy hooks and rhythms to make you band your head. Every song on this album is loaded with killer heavy metal riffs, rhythms, drumming and vocals, inspired by Rob Halford. “In Memory” is a slow metal rocker with unique vocal harmonies mixed with some laid back keyboard arrangements? If anything, this song is the type of song you’d listen to when chilling out at home and daydreaming about good times long gone.
The vocal performance here is the best from Primal Fear, and shows just how passionate Ralf Scheepers is about his superb vocal range and delivery. He definitely has the power to make the listener listen to what he is singing about. It’s unique approach to singing along to Primal Fear’s classic heavy metal style.
“Seven Seals” is not breaking any new ground, but the use of synthesizers throughout the album definitely makes it one heck of an album worth checking out.
The guitars along with the solid rhythm section comprised of a tight bass and drum section, which also adds so much heaviness to this album, it wants to make you bang your head to the rockin’ metal found within this 11-tracker opus.
The fact that Primal Fear has the guts to be writing and playing a style of heavy metal made popular by the likes of Judas Priest, Saxon and Sinner, says a lot about Mat Sinner’s and Ralf Scheeper’s dedication to heavy metal music in general.
With memorable numbers like: “Demons And Angels”, “Rollercoaster”, “Seven Seals” and “All For Fun” among others makes “Seven Seals” a worthy release from this German quintet.
Check it out, play it very loud, and bang your head until Primal Fear rocks your world its heavy metal glory. This reissue by Metal Mind Productions is definitely worth it, especially if you’re a fan of collectibles and limited run releases, which are numbered. [Metal Mind Productions] Sarjoo Devani