• 8/10
    MYSTIC PROPHECY - War Brigade - 8/10


Label: Massacre Records
Release date: March 18, 2016

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Nine albums in sixteen years is a pretty good score these days since bands usually take their time between releases. Even more respect has to be shown to these Germans for their impressive line of strong, pure Metal releases, of which War Brigade is just another example.

Mystic Prophecy has created their own brand of Traditional (not overly original but powerful) Heavy Metal, which never fails to move headbangers all over the world. Aggressive, straight riffing plus the strong voice of Roberto Dimitri Liapakis makes War Brigade heavy, yet some bombastic elements and modern sounds set it apart enough to be sufficiently original. A very good release with eleven songs that scream to be performed live. Only the bonus track of the digipak-version, a cover version of “Sex Bomb”, is a musical disaster. The jewel case version is highly recommended. Or just press stop after song 11.


  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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