RIOT “Immortal Soul” (2011)
Label: SPV Steamhammer
2. Still Your Man
4. Wings are for Angels
5. Fall Before Me
6. Sins of the Father
8. Immortal Soul
10. Whiskey Man
Riot is back!
Tony Moore is again at the microphone, the fire is declared and devastates all on its passage.
Heavy Metal of the highest calibre, as in the usual, this Immortal Soul is a nice package (conducted by Tony himself) with the historical logo, will reach the summits.
Epique, RIOT (as well as the first title eponyme) is. “Halfordian” in the lyrical flights and speed metal in the tradition, this fact speak American metal powder with superb melodical compositions, thank Tony to have not been delivered when he condemned any return in 2009 in Riot…
“Still Your Man” with its rhythmic worthy of a cheerful rest Maiden, and “Crawling” darker, to pachydermics riffs, which recall some seductive Oriental perfumes which attack the flesh with chills.
This miraculous output coupled with the new Primal Fear and Iron Mask should make your pleasure in this beginning of year metal, which will be responsible…
Mark Reale commands since 1975, welcome the strength of character after numerous changes in line-up (how to forget the talented Rhett Forrester…) which have deepened the hopes placed in this beautiful tawny, this absolute animal power is Riot.
Old school in mind, but well anchored in modern times, flashy and nerve production, while here is just exhilarating, as shown the “Wings for Angels are” speed, which would place such a formula 1 circuit of the recognition, first on the podium. Mid-tempo and voice carrying torrents of emotions, “Fall Before Me” will know tenderizing the more ballads rebellious.
If after a difficult night, you have the morning thirst for life, you’ll listen this RIOT!
Classic, robust, air, positively enthusiastic along his 12 titles, magnified by the vocal performance of the always excellent Tony, this album gives you your daily dose of heavy metal vitamins. This is huge in these turbulent times.
Riot, because we are still living, and that this music will accompany long still the beating of our hearts.
Metal is Forever-
Reviewed by MEL DELACROIX