Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THOMSEN: "Unbroken"

Rating: RRR
Label: Artist Station
Review by: Martien Koolen

Thomsen released their debut album Let's Get Ruthless five years ago and the critics and fans were very pleased with that album. Why it took 5 years to make a new album is a mystery. But now you can enjoy Unbroken, twelve new songs composed by bandleader, and guitar player Rene Thomsen. He was assisted by a lot of guest musicians like e.g. Udo Dirkschneider (UDO, Accept), Robert Soeterboek (Ayreon, Star One), Mathias Don Dieth (UDO), Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) and Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Fates Warning). The songs on the album are all power metal tracks featuring fast guitar solos, pounding drums and lots of very recognisable melodies.Highlights are the opener Draw The Curtains, New Horizon, In Steel We Trust and the instrumental Six Thirteen 64 where Thomsen shines as a guitar picker. On the last two songs of the album, One and Tears Of The Sun, you can hear the new voice of Thomsen called Denis Brosowski, former singer of Iron Fate, who is considered as one of the strongest German vocalists of this time.  So, anyone who likes traditional German-like power metal should at least listen to Unbroken once and then decide to buy the album, because it is a very audiolicious album!

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