STAINLESS STEEL - METAL MACHINE ( Pure Underground Records/H'Art)
(Review by Officer Nice)
When we talk about clichés in Metal we often conclude that German bands are full of it. This country is and remains the most important scène in the present because of the fact tons of bands are heading from out of there. As above also the best festivals are taking place in this part of Europe and we have to admit…without Germany the Metal scène should probably have suffered harder times!
So yes, Germany contains tons of bands as I said before and that means they also have a wide ranged underground scène. Yet Eighties Metal remains immense popular over there and some bands will never break through worldwide, while in their home ground they are adored by the inhabitants. Stainless Steel is this kind of a band, releasing two albums in the Eighties to return in 2005 with “Molten Metal in your back”. No world shocking releases but decent Heavy Metal, as traditional as it can be!
Their newest record fits that description as well and will not bring a single innovating note! No, this is going back in time, when Metal fans still wore leather jackets, jeans with patches and buttons, long hairs, chains etc. It was a time where the Metal fans were, thankfully, macho men and where there was no place for weaknesses…
I can’t say Stainless Steel only brings clichés, a track like “Preachers Of Hate” proves me wrong and I adore the samples in the back ground, maybe a bit dangerous for a German band but I adore them! Musical wise Stainless Steel delivers you good played Heavy Metal in vein of old German bands although I dare to say the roots of this band are wider. Qualitative seen this is a very good effort but only fanatics can do something with it. This is not boring at all if you’re a fan of this old kind of tunes. Tracks like “Preachers Of Hate”, “Kiss of Judas” and “Death And Destruction” will bring some good vibes, be sure! I pity the German accent in the English lyrics but let it not bother us too much. No website available so I suppose you’d check Youtube instead.
My Points: 79 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish