GENERATION STEEL – The Eagle Will Rise

GENERATION STEEL - The Eagle Will Rise
  • 8.3/10
    GENERATION STEEL - The Eagle Will Rise - 8.3/10


Pure Steel Records
Release date: January 22, 2021

User Review
7.5/10 (1 vote)

No Frills Old School Metal

The band may be new, but the music is classic as Generation Steel releases their debut album on Pure Steel Records with Accept guitarist Uwe Lulis producing. Founded by guitarist Jack The Riffer (ex-Dead Man’s Hand, ex-Bullet Train) in 2019, Generation Steel have assembled a team of veteran musicians with Pascal Lorenz (ex-Oscura, ex-Corbian) on guitar, Michael Kaspar (ex-Squealer) on bass, Martin Winter on the drums and vocals by Rio Ullrich.

Heavy Metal Guitars and More

Although Generation Steel is a relatively new band, their musical style is as classic a Metal style as you could find with the band playing no frills guitar metal in the vein of U.D.O. and early Accept. The sound is solid, and the musicianship is excellent on all counts. Generation Steel plays riff oriented Metal with big anthemic choruses that quickly grow on you. The production has a raw enough sound that makes it refreshing in this era of over-processed instruments and virtual drummers.

Favorite Tracks

The album starts off smartly with what is probably the best tune in the title track “The Eagle Will Rise”, as the rhythms get you headbanging straight away.  Another top contender for this reviewer is “Warbringer” with its rapid-fire guitars and double bass drumming making a great backdrop for the solid vocal work of Rio Ullrich. For a very Judas Priest sound “Temple of Malady” has a lot to offer with its heavy duty guitars and clever tempo changes.

Final Notes

Generation Steel have not reinvented the wheel when it comes to coming out with a new work of Heavy Metal songs, but does anyone really want them to? Their sound is Classic Guitar Metal in the tradition of the greats like Judas Priest and Accept, and for this reviewer that’s just fine. The Eagle Will Rise is an album worthy of adding to your metal collection, check it out and support the music you love by buying the media.


Jack The Riffer – Guitar
Pascal Lorenz – Guitar
Michael Kaspar – Bass
Martin Winter – Drums
Rio Ullrich – Vocals

The Eagle Will Rise – Tracklist

1. The Eagle Will Rise
2. Invoke the Machine
3. Generation Steel
4. Warbringer
5. Temple of Malady
6. Praying Mantis
7. The Chariot
8. Shadow in The Dark
9. Soulmates
10. On My Way
11. The Wayward One
12. Heaven’s Calling
13. Alive

Total Playing Time: 58:50 min


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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