(8/10) It's again High Roller the revealed another pearl of traditional heavy metal. And as RAM and Enforcer the guys are from Sweden. They named themselfs Ambush and the guys fire with all their guns.
Oskar Jacobsson (v), Adam Hagelin (g), Olof Enqvist (g), Ludwig Sjöholm (b) and Linus Fritson (d) are coming from Vaxjö, Sweden. This smaller city in Småland seems to have a more vital metal scene considering the fact that also Bullet call this town their homebase.
"Desecrator" is Ambush's second album following their debut "Firestorm" already in 2014.
What started with a nostalgic feeling for traditional heavy metal, combined with a few beer, led to a new longplayer that makes a lot of fun. The joy with "Desecrator" is the airiness the five guys spread with their music. This album feels grounded and based on a passion for 80's metal, by not sounding dusty and outdated. I guess that bands like Judas Priest have been played quite often in the rehersal room of the guys. At least tunes like the title track are a clear indication for this assumption.
"The Chain Reaction", with its simple but effective riff, made me think about the early Stormwitch while the speed train called "Faster" builds on Accept influences. The last song on the longplayer is the seven mintues long "The Seventh Seal" that is a slow crawling sonic beast that builds up to a fast metal track. It has some Maiden-like guitar melodies and the solos are perfect for playing the air guitar. It's hard to evade this metal magic.
This album deserves to be listened loud. "Desecrator" became the album for each of you that thinks that Hammerfall lost their fascination. True heavy metal from the undergound, that's what Ambush stands for. Those guys rock!
- Possessed by Fire
- Night of the Defilers
- The Chain Reaction
- South Street Brotherhood
- Rose of the Dawn
- Master of the Sea
- The Seventh Seal
Label: High Roller Records
Genre: Heavy Metal
Release Date EU: October 30st, 2015