"Rock Solid" (Heavy Artillery; 2011)
Reviewed by Jeff Rogers
Traditional heavy metal: Crunchy riffs that
give way to blistering solos, pounding drums with a galloping bass and vocals
that soar higher and higher -- that's what you get when cueing up Metalian.
Vocalist Ian Wilson has a range that mirrors Rob Halford and Geoff Tate so get
ready and try to hit his high notes.
Ian's guitar work is also exceptional. He's got some nasty riffs in his arsenal and, when he revs the motor to high output, be prepared for some awesome music that takes you back to a time when solos were the meat and potatoes of a song.
Even though this was released in 2011 it feels
like 1985; the music may be retro but the sound is much better than before. This
disc is only six songs but it leaves a lasting mark. Ian is metal so naturally
you would get Metalian!
Metalian: Ian Wilson – guitar, lead vocals; Dru Donovan – drums; Andreas Arango – bass.
For more information check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Metalian and http://www.myspace.com/metaliantheband.
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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