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Review: Raptore - Blackfire

Label: Dying Victims Productions
Year released: 2022
Duration: 31:26
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 22, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (6 Votes)

This Argentinian band is mining the strike of ‘80s metal that includes bands like Accept as well as speedier stuff like Exciter, all of it wrapped in a classic chugging riff style and a bit of guitar-hero flash. They remind me pretty strongly of fellow retro weirdos like Ravage or Alltheniko with their fast, catchy songs and high-pitched vocal stylings. For the most part, the vocal melodies are second fiddle to the hooky riffs, and your air-guitar hand will get a workout much more than you will be singing along. Still, this is a strong album of speedy, fun metal that’s trying to evoke the old days and doing a pretty damned good job of it.

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