Wayne - Metal Church

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Nuclear Blast
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 38:59:00

Wayne's Metal Church is a throwback to the 80s. Remember that time?

Howling, growling vocals, 80s groove oriented guitars, heavy solos. Think long hair, think jeans, and think leather. It's straight ahead traditional heavy metal - US style. What sets this apart from the 80's metal is, well nothing really. Well, nothing except for the production which brings it into the new millennium. Guaranteed nothing else will set it apart! It may sound like I don't like it, but this isn't true at all ?

I like it a lot. It's rough around the edges, it's dominated not by computer generated sounds, clean guitars, or squealing vocals, but by simple and classic heavy metal riffs. Metal that still, after all of these years, appeals to many people. And if this is your thing then you're going to be rocking along to this release for a good time yet. They haven't tried to change what they knew already to be a good formula - verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, chorus, end.

Depending on your point of view this is either a great metal disc or something that should be left in the 80s.

Hell, it's metal. Live with it.

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

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David Wayne - vocals
Craig Wells - guitars
Jimi Bell - guitars
Mark Franco - bass
B.J. Zampa - drums

Metal Church (2001)

Genre: Traditional Metal

Origin US

Added: March 29th 2005
Reviewer: Gary Carson
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Language: english


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