BRUTE FORCZ - OUT FOR BLOOD (Independent)
This album is as a matter of fact dated 2012. No time to lose in other words… This trio seems to come from out of the USA, Los Angeles to be precise. Fans of wrestling might know the drummer and bass player of this Force, talking about Robbn ‘Jammer’ Steel (bass and vocals) and Ronn ‘Slammer’ (drums). The band found their guitar player overseas, a man that listens to the name of Will Wallner.
The front cover declares a lot and muscled Heavy Metal is heading your way with this one. Brute Forcz delivers traditional Heavy Metal, not from the highest level but exiting to listen to. It’s some kind of Exciter that meets the old school American bands like Tyrant or The Mentors (from the Four F, remember?) whom been all influenced, some decades ago, by the NWOBHM scène. In other words I hear old school influences all over and to discover any sense of originality you shouldn’t start your search right here. On the other hand I hear three musicians who have plenty of pleasure in what they are doing and that’s what it is all about after all. Good mid tempo Metal, lots of leads in between an tracks that breathes the pureness of what our genre is all about. The rhythm sessions are good, no doubts, these are no nonsense arrangements. With songs like “Live For Speed”, “Sex Machine”, “Leather ‘n Chains” and “Hang ‘em High” also these traditions are secured by Brute Forcz.
What I needed more time for were the vocals. Mister “Jammer” has not a bad voice but they’re constantly low rated and that declares the fact I needed some time. I suppose also this lad is aware he will never become a Metal God. There’s not that much variation in his voice, something the songs might need. He reminded me more than often to Nasty Ronnie, another muscled front man, from one of my favourite bands… Nasty Savage. The major difference is that here you won’t find high screams which made Nasty Savage – besides their kind of Metal – so irresistible. Maybe this vocalist – and especially this music – needs a bit more variation on several levels.
But this is after all a pleasant CD to listen to although it will never hit the book about the history of Heavy Metal. That’s not necessary to me because Brute Forcz enjoyed me with “Out for blood”. Muscled and pounding Heavy Metal is always wanted and these ten tracks are the ideal concept for the true Metal addictives. The production fits this kind of music very well and breathes that typical Eighties mood. Traditionalism all over and if you like what I wrote you should check http://www.bruteforcz.com.
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