Mean Streak - Declaration Of War (2011)
1. Declaration of War 03:47
2. In for the Kill 03:02
3. Crimson Sky 05:21
4. The End of the Rainbow 04:05
5. As You Sow You Shall Reap 04:03
6. No Man's Land 04:47
7. Brother till the End 03:54
8. Sons of Metal 03:46
9. Sign in the Sky 03:35
10. History of Lies 03:28
11. The Oblation 06:41
Vocals: Andy La Guerin
Guitar: David Andersson
Guitar: Patrik Gardberg
Bass: Peter Andersson
Drums: Jonas Källsbäck
Mean Streak arriving from Sweden with his second work: Declaration of War. After a first album in 2009 called Metal Slave which already promised, now launch this authentic declaration of war. A wonderful album that contains various influences, all with a very clear classical flavor. Eleven subjects without any waste. Topics that range from the NWOBHM to the German school. Bands like Accept, Dio or Saxon very present in this album, serving of influence on a essential listening disc.
Declaration of War sounds really good, wonderful. Very fresh sound that is a perfect fit to the issues, magnifying every song like a charm.
Superb riffs, great melodies, solos and magnificent variety in the songs are great virtues to have this disc. Although the really good news is that all items come on first listen. They come and they will stick in your brain without you can do anything.
Everything comes through the voice of Andy La Guerin. Possessing a perfect voice for the proposal of the band. Great personality and classic reminiscences.
The biggest culprits in that Declaration of War is an excellent album are In For The Kill, Brothers' Til The End (magnificent chorus), Sons Of Metal, Sign In The Sky (like Saxon), The End Of The Rainbow (riff to Ozzy), Crimson Sky (this I could sing Dio) and the title track Declaration of War.
As I say, almost any song is bad. The whole album is a collection of great tunes influenced by great bands. Essential album for all lovers of the most classic metal. All topped with a fresh sound and makes it even more easy listening.
One of the albums of the year telling us that Heavy Metal is still more alive than ever and that the younger generation are pushing very hard, always with those who did great in this style in mind.
¡¡¡Brothers 'Til The End!!!