HANGAR – Stronger Than Ever

HANGAR - Stronger Than Ever
  • 7/10
    HANGAR - Stronger Than Ever - 7/10


NEH Records
Release date: July 5, 2016

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It’s been 7 years since Hangar’s last new studio album, Infallible, and while there have been some personnel changes (most notably the acquisition of Pedro Campos on lead vocals), the band has maintained it’s straight-ahead Prog Metal path and seems to have spent those 7 years honing their studio skills in preparation for Stronger Than Ever.

With Aquiles Priester on the drums, the album features a thunderous and unrelenting drum sound, which will no doubt please fans of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Firewind and the like. Pedro Campos has a thick and gritty vocal delivery reminiscent of a pissed-off Russell Allen. Stronger Than Ever brims with textbook perfect Metal performances but slips just a bit in the songwriting and lyrical department. Many of the songs lack a catchy chorus or hook that would push them right over the cliff and into the valley of Metal mainstays. A nice stylistic change occurs with “A Letter From 1997” and overall, the album contains just enough slower tracks to balance out the double bass drum, machine-gun mayhem.


  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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