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Review: Dethonator - Race Against The Sun, Part Two
Race Against The Sun, Part Two

Label: Pavement Music
Year released: 2020
Duration: 40:22
Tracks: 7
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: February 24, 2022
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Race Against The Sun, Part Two

Rated 4/5 (80%) (3 Votes)

I received Dethonator’s Race Against the Sun, Part Two at the same time as Part One and, while I like Part One just fine, Part Two is my favorite of the pair. Musically, both albums contain excellent heavy metal with clear, strong vocals, huge choruses, a pounding rhythm section, and sweet guitar work. Unlike its predecessor, Race Against the Sun, Part Two is a concept album featuring a dramatic retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, one of my all-time favorite horror books. Because of this, I immediately connected with the album. Dethonator have stayed true to Stoker’s original story line and set it to great riffs and powerful choruses and even added gothic vocal lines and musical elements to songs like "Transylvanian Ways" and especially "Blood of My Blood". I feel as though the band has captured the spirit of the story so well, I had no trouble at all visualizing the scene as each song rolled by. As with Race Against the Sun, Part One, this album should appeal to fans of crunchy yet melodic traditional heavy metal with the added bonus of a gripping and chilling gothic horror story worthy of rapt attention.

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Review: Race Against the Sun, Part One (reviewed by MetalMike)
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