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Primal Fear - Horrorscope

=Staff's pick

Under Your Spell*
Out In The Fields
Kill The King

Genre Heavy Metal
Ralf Scheepers
Tracks 5
Henny Wolter
Runningtime 12 Min.
Stefan Leibing
Label Nuclear Blast
Mat Sinner
Release Jan. 2002
Klaus Sperling
Country Germany
Similar artists Sinner, Judas Priest

This is a taster that was released by Primal Fear just before the latest fullengthalbum Black Sun. This is a 5-track cd with a mixture of covers and unreleased tracks from the past, and shows the more softer and midtempo style of Primal Fear, instead of bursting away in 100 mph like we're used to with the band lately.

The opener Under Your Spell is one of Primal Fears more slower and groovier songs from the Jaws Of Death album, and a funny fact is that this song is used by the premiere league team Frisch Auf Göppingen as an entrance theme during homegames. Out in the Fields is an unreleased coverrversion of the clsassic Phil Lynott/Gary Moore tune, which in this shape are more or less average, since the right power behind never really show up.

Horrorscope is an unreleased bonus track of the Jaws of Death Japan version, and is based on heavy riffing rather than catchy melodylines, and I must say that it's one of the more anonymous songs I have heard from the band in a while. It is very midtempo with very few cathy moments.

The next song, Breaker, is a cover version of the classic Accept song and taken from the tribute to Accept album. this version doesn't differ much from the original, and is good, but doesn't rise especially high over their normal standard. Kill The King, which closes the whole deal, is taken from the Tribute to Ronnie James Dio album, and are a wellplayed version of the old hit, but the same thing goes for this one - it's sounds liek you're used to and expect, and doesn't serve us many surprises.

To sum it up, I feel that this is merely a collectorsitem, since noone of the songs have those extra qualities that makes you just wanna have it and listen to it over and over. But the guys are excused, since we all know what they released after this: Black Sun.

See also review of: Best Of Fear , Rulebreaker , Delivering The Black , 16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead) , Seven Seals , Devil's Ground , Nuclear Fire , Black Sun , The History Of Fear






5 chalices of 10 - Tommy

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