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Iron Savior @ B.B. King Blues Club (9/24/2008)

Iron Savior was making what appeared to be their first ever visit to NYC and doing a show at the venerated B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. We made sure to be on point for this exciting band and if you scroll past the logo below you will be brought to our article.

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Artist: Iron Savior
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Arctic Flame & Cypher Seer
Date: 9/24/2008
Label: Noise Records

The German Power Metal invasion that had started off the week only a couple of days before with Helloween and Gamma Ray continued its assault as Iron Savior took over the stage of the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on Wednesday. According to my research, the band while having visited the States before for a festival event had never really embarked on a full-scale national tour and that was something amazing to realize especially with the band releasing albums for the past ten plus years. Since tonight would mark the band’s very first New York City appearance I knew that the best place to be for any Metal fan who knew their stuff would be right here inside the venue. The summer heat was still on us so it would be great to be inside a cool venue that was dishing out some really hot Metal. The openers for the gig would be a couple of local acts that many of the area Metal fans are rather fond of with Cypher Seer starting it off and Arctic Flame leading up the charge for Iron Savior’s guys to do their thing. The three band bill looked to start on the early side so since I had hours to go, I wandered about the Virgin Megastore and the communal Metal meeting ground of Smith’s bar before I made my way back to catch the first band. Should you be one of the many who missed out on this night, here is how it went down.
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“Battering Ram” by Iron Savior

Artist: Iron Savior
Title: “Battering Ram”
Label: Noise Records
Release Date: 6/22/2004
Genre: Heavy Metal/Power Metal
Rating: 9/10

This CD starts off with a bang that instantly gets you into the groove of the music. While Iron Savior has been around for a few albums already I have not had any exposure to them so I was not certain what to expect from them with this release. However, loading “Battering Ram” into the CD player did not give me any disappointment. One thing that stands out on this CD in particular is that it is a definite homage to the early power metal that came before it. Heavy tracks with excellent guitars and drums and vocal lines that make you raise your voices and fists into the air. There are also a wide variety of styles going through the piece, not all numbers are fast. One or two of them have a Judas Priest feel while others could be a Motley Crue track if done by those bands. Not bad comparisons.
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