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Review: Messerschmitt - No Dread to Kill
No Dread to Kill

Label: Independent
Year released: 2015
Duration: 37:07
Tracks: 9
Genre: Speed Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: February 3, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
No Dread to Kill

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

Here's something refreshing, this time from Remscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This group is called Messerschmitt, a name known primarily for its World War II fighter aircraft. But that's about it. Now we are talking about real Speed Metal here baby, which is both very enjoyable and exciting, although perhaps not causing a storm on the horizon that will be remembered after 20 years or so.

These lads, wearing tight jeans in the style of the 80s, manage to sound very much like they came from the 80s on their debut album, No Dread to Kill. In fact, the nearest comparison to their sound comes also from their own home turf of Germany. There are actually quite a few elements in Messerschmitt's sound that remind me of the German Speed Metal legends Iron Angel. However, while Iron Angel have always gone for more a straightforward Speed Metal approach, Messerschmitt have built up way more bridges with faster and slower passages as well as mid-paced sections, keeping their songs a tad more varied compared to their country mates. It's hard to dislike almost any band whose sounds somehow take you down memory lane, back to the time when magic happened. Messerschmitt have realized this and have managed to transfer the classic 80s Speed Metal spirit and sound right into their own songs. Well done guys! Speed Metal lives on...

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