Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
You must login to post a message.

21-11-2017 20:31
Not me but I'll have a hunt for it.

20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2014 Articles » Bullet (Sweden) - 2014 Storm Of Blades
Bullet (Sweden) - 2014 Storm Of Blades

ARTIST: Bullet (Sweden)
ALBUM: Storm Of Blades
LABEL: Nuclear Blast
YEAR: 2014


LINEUP: Hell Hofer - vocals * Hampus Klang - guitar * Alexander Lyrbo - guitar * Adam Hector - bass * Gustav Hjortsjo - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Uprising * 02 Storm Of Blades * 03 Riding High * 04 Tornado * 05 Hawk Eyes * 06 This One's For You * 07 Haqmmer Down * 08 It's On * 09 Crossfire * 10 Run With The Hunted


WEBLINKS: www.bullet.nu

When everything else in heavy metal seems like a lost cause you can always bank on Bullet to serve up the goods- at least that's the way it's been since their 2006 debut 'Heading To The Top'. Read any of the previous reviews here and you'll get an idea of what these Swedish metal rebels are all about, mainly keeping the spirit of the 80's alive with their impeccable blend of AC/DC meets Judas Priest and various others mixture. I've always wondered however when Bullet might finally hit a roadblock and disappoint, something which the departure of original guitarist Erik Almstrom could potentially have caused upon his departure. Luckily it isn't the case and his replacement Alexander Lyrbo fits in seamlessly, but in terms of overall effect this wasn't the most immediate of Bullet's albums for me, which really isn't as bad as it sounds.

The Songs
Every Bullet album has almost instantly resonated with me, but I'll admit it took three or four listens for this one to sink in until I could appreciate its charms. I thought a lot about the reasons for this, but the main one is the lack of boogie elements that were present on their previous albums. The album is solidly metal throughout naturally, but lacks that type of Krokus track circa 1982 which was present previously. This time it's all Accept and AC/DC, with a blend of typically high octane rockers and simmering, slower tracks which are just as intense. The title track is a classic from the opening riff, one of the heaviest songs in their canon so far, nestled firmly in 1984 boasting a chorus with 'heavy metal' shouted in no uncertain terms. Nobody does it as convincingly as Bullet. 'Riding High' is a good melodic number, with Accept like riffs easily noticeable and more effective than the Germans themselves. It's back to the AC/DC sound with 'Tornado' and another catchy chorus, which is one of the strongest elements of the album. 'Hawk Eyes' is a straight tear up, just what is required, making most so called traditional metal bands look laughable.. Manowar anyone? 'This Ones for You' and 'Hammer Down' both deliver measured riffs and hooks, not as fast but equally as heavy. The speed is delivered by 'It's On' and 'Run With The Hunted,' the latter sharing billing with the title track as one of the heaviest things Bullet has ever done.

In Summary
Another superlative effort from Bullet, a band who truly understand the philosophy of heavy metal and how it's supposed to sound. This could be viewed as more anthemic than usual, but all the riffs and dynamics are on view and Hell Hofer continues to be one of the most underrated screamers in the genre. My first listen almost had me wondering, but I persevered and can honestly say this rates with anything they've done so far. Notch another one up for Bullet.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

This article has been tagged
#1 | gdazegod on November 25 2014 22:13:17
There's still a lot of nay-sayers and haters out there for this band. Can't see why TBH.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Men At Work - 1985 Two Hearts, Osanna - 1978 Suddance, Grapevine - 2000 3 Song Demo, Riddler - 1991 All The Way To The Top, Simmons, Patrick - 1983 Arcade, Cirkus - 2008 Let The Madness Begin, Schneider, John - 1981 Now Or Never, Van Halen - 1991 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Ziggurat - 1979 Ziggurat, Qwest - 1981 Tampico Gold, Lionville - 2012 II, Blue Steel - 1979 No More Lonely Nights, Whitesnake - 2008 Good To Be Bad, Danzi, Danny - 2003 Danziland, Deep Purple - 2003 Bananas
Rex Smith Wounded Bird Actors And Actresses Hall And Oates Daryl Hall Whiskey Myers Firew Switchblade World Trade Rock Candy Records Roadmaster Dweezil Zappa Pretty Maids Lake Peter Allen It Bites Xtasy Best Of Decade 2000-2009 Lynx (Sweden) Saxon The Godz X Japan Glass Tiger ZZ Top Deep Purple Suntower Sweet Crystal Vangouw Styx Tattoo Rodeo Dennis Churchill Dries White Sister Venus and Mars Wendell Nightfall Troupe Phil Vincent Legion Armored Saint
All Tags
Search DDG