2015 album from long serving U.K NWOBHM stayers, for fans of Motorhead, Saxon and Iron Maiden. This is the first album featuring the immense talents of vocalist ZP Theart (Dragonforce), drummer Bobby Schottkowski (Sodom) and bassist Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian). Tank’s Valley Of Tears is a classy, well-crafted Melodic Metal album. Certainly, it doesn’t really keep a Punk-ish legacy of the early Tank and doesn’t sound akin even to the latter works of theirs. But it’s no drawback for the listener, with the exception of the traditionalists maybe. Juicy, rich guitar work with some blazing solos and the right balance between power and melody is what Tank currently stands for. And last, but not the last – a tremendous set of pipes behind the vocal lines, a probable highlight of the entire new effort of theirs. Highly recommended.
Founded 2004 in the secluded town of Arvika, Sweden, ENFORCER have established themselves as the leaders of the new generation metal bands: devoted to the roots of real metal in any conceivable way, weather its spirit, sound or authenticity. After unleashing their debut »Into The Night« (2008), a sophomore attempt »Diamonds« (2009) and their relentless and energy-driven touring onslaughts, ENFORCER found their destined path with the 2013 album »Death By Fire«. 2015 sees the release of the fourth ENFORCER record, entitled »From Beyond«.