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Primal Fear – Best of Fear Review

Release By: Frontiers Music SRL
 
Release Date: November 10th, 2017
 
Genre: Hard Rock
 

 

Line Up:

Ralf Scheepers – Vocals

Tom Naumann – Guitars

Alex Beyrodt – Guitars

Magnus Karlsson – Guitars & Keyboards

Francesco Jovino – Drums

Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals

 

Tracklisting:

 

CD1

Area 16 (New Song)

Predator (New Song)

If Looks Could Kill (New Song)

Thrill Of Speed (New Song)

The End Is Near

Strike

Sign Of Fear

In Metal We Trust

When Death Comes Knocking

Six Times Dead

Angels Of Mercy

Unbreakable

Riding The Eagle

Rulebreaker

King For A Day

Bad Guys Wear Black

 

CD 2

Everytime It Rains (Feat. Simone Simons)

We Walk Without Fear

Fighting The Darkness (Long Version)

Hands Of Time

One Night In December

The Sky Is Burning

Where Angels Die

Black Rain

Born With A Broken Heart (Feat. Liv Remix)

Born Again

The Man (That I Don’t Know)

 

Founded in 1997, the German power metal band Primal Fear certainly know how to write songs. This double album is a comprehensive review of the last 10 years and shows how diverse lyrically and musically the band is. Science Fiction and fantasy course through the 2 discs, however, dig a little deeper and the themes of modern day living concerns are evident.

The first disc is 16 songs of out and out heavy rock. There are 4 new songs for fans who always want something new and an amazing version of Heart’s “If Looks Could Kill”. Not an obvious choice for Primal Fear to perform although they absolutely own it! “Area 16”, “Predator” and “Thrill Of Speed” are straight ahead metal rockers which sit comfortably on the first disc.

Disc 2 starts with an appearance from Simone Simons (Epica). Her soaring vocals adding an extra layer to the brilliant “Everytime It Rains”. Much of the second disc is where Primal Fear are in epic mode. Once again they call upon a friend in the shape of Liv Kristine (Ex Leave’s Eyes) on the excellent “Born With A Broken Heart”. Primal Fear are at their very best when pushing the boundaries of power metal and disc 2 is evidence of that.

Overall this “Best Of” will please followers of the band and will be a perfect introduction to those who are yet to discover Primal Fear.

 

Written by: Simon Kneller

Ratings: 8/10

 

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