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Review: Jag Panzer - Mechanized Warfare
Jag Panzer
Mechanized Warfare

Label: Century Media Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: 54:20
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: August 15, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
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Rated 4.12/5 (82.31%) (26 Votes)

This is the seventh release from this American metal band from Colorado and although I had heard of them before this I had never actually gone out and purchased anything from them.

Jag Panzer play a more traditional style of metal with a few progressive influences thrown in here and there. This album is filled with excellent musicianship and some great vocal work so I should really like this but for some odd reason I don't play it very often. I think the main reason I don't is simply the fact that this album is devoid of anything even slightly resembling a hook. I am not saying this music is bad but for me there has to be something that sticks in my head like a kick ass riff or cool vocal melody or anything that can make the song itself memorable in some way. I listened to this album five or six times trying to find something that was memorable but to no avail. That's when I realized I was trying way to hard to get into this. I am sure there are going to be a lot of people that absolutely rave about this album but for me it bored me more than anything else. I have the same problem when listening to Savatage's album "Dead Winter Dead" or any of the later Fates Warning stuff. I enjoy the music to a point but there is nothing that really makes me want to listen to it more than every once in a while. Let me just say that I don't dislike this album but I am not overly impressed by it either.

Overall I would say this is a good album that I don't know if I would recommend or not. Hell, if I cant even make up my own mind whether not or like it how should I suggest for someone else to buy it…:). I would have to suggest that you listen to it before laying down hard earned money for the purchase. Who knows maybe you will hear something I didn't and you can let me know what I am missing.

Track by Track

Take to the Sky-6
Frozen In Fear-7
The Silent-7
The Scarlet Letter-8
Choir of Tears-7
Cold is the Blade-7
Hidden In My Eyes-6
Power Surge-8
All Things Renewed-6

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