"In Control" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Razor-sharp hard rock metal heavy with the influences of legendary 80s bands. The three tracks on "In Control" sound like a record that Judas Priest or Iron Maiden would have recorded in their heyday. The guitars are razor-sharp, the vocals are actually sung rather than screamed and the songs are tightly written and performed. This is the type of music we used to call "heavy metal" before bands like Pantera and Slipknot came along. It's pure hard rock power. 

ALLIANCE: Juri Vuortama - guitar; Atro Tossavainen - vocals, bass; Anssi Nummi - guitar; Samuli Hakkila - drums.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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