TYTAN – Justice Served

TYTAN - Justice Served
  • 7.5/10
    TYTAN - Justice Served - 7.5/10


High Roller Records
Release date: May 26, 2017

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Fans of Tytan’s rock solid New Wave of British Heavy Metal debut Rough Justice have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up release—for thirty-two years! Tytan has always been a step out of time. After forming in 1981 (you know who else formed in 1981? Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, Mercyful Fate, to name a few of the more foundational and prolific acts) and releasing the classic single “Blind Men and Fools” 1982, it took Tytan another three years to release Rough Justice. By 1985, the vanguard of the NWOBHM had already broken up or had added and advanced their sound beyond those early rough-hewn days, leaving Tytan’s debut in the strange position : of sounding like a throwback to vanishing times.

Justice Served is no different; it sounds exactly like the album Tytan should have released in 1986. This is by no means an indictment; replicating styles of the past can be as rewarding as trying to chart new sonic territories, and the songs on Justice Served are quite good. The crew is different, but the fire remains in hard-hitting songs like “Spitfire” “The Cradle” and “Fight The Fight.” The instrumental “Billy Who?” is an absolute scorcher, blasting any hint of rust off the Tytan name. Thirty-two years may have passed chronologically, but the musical clock on Justice Served remains resolutely set in the early 1980’s. And in this case, that is a very good thing.



  • Daniel Waters

    Daniel was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Iron Maiden’s Piece Of Mind wasn’t the first Metal album he owned, but it was the one that lifted the lid off his soul when he received the record as a gift on his 15th birthday. He's been a Metal fan ever since. He's probably best known as the author of various Young Adult novels such as the Generation Dead series and the ghost story Break My Heart 1,000 Times, now also a major motion picture entitled I Still See You, starring Bella Thorne. Writing and music, especially Heavy Metal music, has always been inextricably linked in his mind and career. His first paid gig doing any type of writing was for Cemetery Dance, where he wrote a horror-themed music column called Dead Beats, and when he was writing the first Generation Dead novel he had a ritual where he started his writing day with a Metal playlist that kicked off with “Crushing Belial” by Shadows Fall.

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