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“Ashes To Ashes” by David Shankle Group

Artist: David Shankle Group
Title: “Ashes to Ashes”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 3/2004
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 8/10

David Shankle, former Manowar guitar wizard has returned with a group under his own name. Their debut effort entitled “Ashes to Ashes” is a great piece indeed. As a fan of Manowar I can honestly tell you that while this band holds some similar themes it is by no means a clone of Manowar music. The DSG has more in common with that of Iron Maiden or Queensryche for that matter. I felt this is good since it allows the band its own identity seperate from that of Manowar. In my humble opinion it allowed Dave’s work in Manowar to remain special and his new DSG material has a chance to rise to success on it’s own.
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