Like your Speed Metal? Damn right you do. Then why haven?t you checked out Iron Angel?s second and final album, WINDS OF WAR.
One of the finest German bands from the 80s, Iron Angel create a sound drawing influences of speed metal from Running Wild, raucous true metal like Accept, and, of course, some speed-thrash from early Destruction. WINDS OF WAR is more melodic, features more power-trad. influences on top of an excellent speed metal base, and also has a cleaner, less raw production than the debut HELLISH CROSSFIRE.
The songwriting on the album, however, is not diminished in the least on WINDS OF WAR. Axemen Sven Str?ven and Peter Wittke are as fine a duo as any guitar team playing this style. They are not quite up to par with the legendary teams of Tipton/Downing or Murray/Smith, but damned if they can?t lay down some punchy, catchy riffs and no shortage of kickass solos.
After 27 years, it?s still a speed metal classic.