Primal Fear - Primal Fear

7.7 | 119 votes |
Release date: 1998
Style: Power metal


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01. Primal Fear
02. Chainbreaker
03. Silver And Gold
04. Promised Land
05. Formula One
06. Dollars
07. Nine Lives
08. Tears Of Rage
09. Speedking [Deep Purple cover]
10. Battalions Of Hate
11. Running In The Dust
12. Thunderdome

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale
Out of the power-metal-mass-production-facilities of Germany arose Primal Fear to record their same titled debut Album in 1998. Of course this band is member of the 'Helloween-GammaRay-Iron Saviour-family' or how do you explain the guest appearance of Kai Hansen? (The man !seems! to appear on every german power metal production). Soundlike the album is oriented towards Judas Priest's Painkiller and the 'you-know-how-to-play-GammaRay' stuff. Even the cover makes you think of Judas Priest, but rather the 'Screaming For Vengeance' album, since the picture (or better all covers) contain iron eagles that remind you of the mentioned Priest album.

published 22.06.2004 | Comments (4)

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13.11.2015 - 21:19
Rating: 6
Decent start for Primal Fear, but honestly I don't think that the band had reached nowhere near to their maximum song writing capabilities when this album was composed. Sure, you can hear a lot of similarities here to the following albums, that would showcase some amazing heavy metal, but for this S/T album the amazingness only applies to "Tears Of Rage". I guess you could also mention the fan favorite "Chainbreaker" here, but I don't think that that song is anything more than a good generic heavy metal song, and that will become even more evident after hearing the following PF albums.
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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