Suicide features a bit more melodic control in the chorus that sounds like how he would perform on the next few albums.
Peavy may have had better vocal performances since, but this is the gold standard for early primitive Wagner singing. The music is straightforward. Other then that the songs pretty much blitz beginning to end. As a whole experience it is less consistent for it, but when it comes to revisiting highlight songs, this album is better. As for which album you should start with, hopefully my reviews will help you decide. Both are certainly Raw Energy - Rage (6) - Reign Of Fear (CD a listen though!
So, Reign of Fear gets a 78 or a 4 out of 5. I decided to write a follow-up to my previous review of the band's first full-length album "Prayers of Steel" back when they were known as "Avenger". Changing their name to "Rage" in latethey also got a record deal with the very well known "Noise Records" to release new material, thus making the first album of Rage being already a full-length. Despite the name change, the guys were pretty much still playing the same musical style, but even more focused on the speed, making the early albums of Rage mostly speed metal oriented till the end of the 80s at least.
However, even if they were one of the first German speed metal band, their musical approach was still very different from what some other bands were doing at the time. They had a more accessible and well-produced sound without having that primitive feeling in the music while still being aggressive of course. Let's just say that the music is more relative to bands such has early Helloween or Blind Guardian than other German speed metal bands like Iron Angel, Angel Dust, Vectom and stuff like that.
Well, the first album of Rage, called "Reign of Fear" was released back inone of the biggest year of heavy metal history. This record has nine tracks and runs for more or less 38 minutes. There are no introduction or instrumental tracks on this one, but the beginning of the first song, which is "Scared to Death" actually serves as an introduction for the album I guess. To me, it is not a highlight, but not a bad song either. It has this sort of classic heavy metal vibe to it with its mid-paced guitar riffs, but I unfortunately didn't find it memorable enough for a kickoff song.
The things are getting real when the second track begins, "Deceiver" is actually a favorite Rage track of mine and set the right pace for the album. A real classic speed metal blast with catchy and intense chorus is the right definition for such track, starting with the high-pitched scream of Peavy that bring the main fast-paced guitar riff of the song.
Even though the album can be considered by some generic speed metal, there are some musical variations at times, which can be seen in the self-titled track "Reign of Fear". It has that heavy as hell riff based structure that fits perfectly with the vocal style, and it's actually very original the way it was arranged, from my point of view.
The most popular song on this record is the awesome "Echoes of Evil", a track that was played live mostly in every concert during the 80s. It's probably also the fastest track of Rage even if it has the typical speed metal structure, Album).
However, in early albums of such band, you have to expect such material, especially from a German band. Except other tracks like the original "Hand of Glory" and the vicious "Machinery", there are nonetheless some less interesting songs on this album unfortunately. The one titled "Suicide" does not bring much on the table actually, compared to the other tracks mentioned above. Its lack of energy and memorable passages did not attract Raw Energy - Rage (6) - Reign Of Fear (CD that much to be quite honest, despite having a cool and melodic instrumental part.
Speaking of instrumental parts, the guys of Rage were not at the top of their playing abilities here, but still able to show-off some great guitar solos at times. The real talent of the band in song writing will be shown at later records like "Perfect Man" for instance. The same situation apply for the lyrics too, but unlike in the Avenger days, which was writing satanic lyrics on purpose, the band opted for a more serious approach on future material. The "Reign of Fear" album is the debut of a long journey through progression style-wise, and you can consider this album as their heaviest record.
Finally, Album), Rage has never been one of my favorite bands of Germany, but I always come at times to listen to their old stuff like this album. It has its flaws and quality, but overall, the highlights tracks are worthy of being great speed metal classics. Most people I have seen listening to this band preferred the power metal era of Rage though, which is their stuff beyond the s, thus making these old school records forgotten.
For such reasons, I have to recommend giving "Reign of Fear" a good listen if you like aggressive and original speed metal like featured on that album. However, if you are used to listening to their most recent stuff, hearing this will sound primitive and raw, but let me tell again that this album is actually pretty well produced compared to many other releases of The great thing to remember about Rage is their originality, taking not much influence from other acts and staying true to themselves!
The guys of Rage can be proud of the fact that they were among the pioneers of the German speed metal awakening. After their first promising steps under the banner of Avenger, they made a restart and debuted with "Reign of Fear". The band's compositional approach differed from that of the majority of their German compatriots. In contrast to Sodom or Kreator, the songs of Rage did not focus on brutality.
They did also not concentrate on pure thrash so that they could not be easily compared with Tankard or Destruction. The debut left its mark, because the band was obviously full of energy and the song material scored with its dynamic and liveliness. One might be of the opinion that the high-pitched screaming of lead vocalist Peavey does not match with the listening habits of today. But we have to consider that it reflects the zeitgeist of the mid-eighties. It might be hard to believe, but this kind of singing was more or less en vogue.
The vocals did not sound very masculine, but Peavey did his best. Despite his efforts, he did not appear as a natural born singing talent. Raw Energy - Rage (6) - Reign Of Fear (CD, the vocal performance was fair to middling.
The songwriting itself indicated the real strength of the band. Two thirds of the tunes excelled with brilliant ideas. The first highlight was marked by the straightforward "Deceiver". It was swift as an arrow while offering a fantastic bridge. The part after the second chorus also convinced all along the line.
Against the laws of gravity, the whole band seemed to fly. To cut a long story short, this song functioned as a prime example in order to demonstrate Rage's understanding of thrilling speed metal. On the whole, energizing tunes like "Hand of Glory" with its dynamic staccato background vocals at the end or "Echoes of Evil" followed the same path. The lyrics of the latter deserved particular attention, because they addressed the Christian dogma in a differentiated manner.
I did not fully agree with the song's message. But the lyrics were thoroughly thought out so that they could not be mentioned in the same breath as that of lyrically irrelevant groups like Destruction or Sodom in their early days. The same applied to the lyrical content of the socio-critical "Machinery", the furious finish of the album. The title track showed a darker side of the band.
A tricky rhythm and bone-dry guitars generated a ghostly scenario. The riffing was effective, powerful and a bit bulky, while the nightmarish lyrics increased the atmosphere of discomfort. In short, the "Reign of Fear" entered your living room in a matter of seconds. Without question, a worthy title track. Admittedly, two or three songs could not compete with the rest so that the album did not reach the absolute top.
So what? The general impression was shaped by the band's joy of playing as well as the directness of the predominantly excellent compositions. It was striking that the songwriting had not been heavily influenced by the then modern trends.
Rage went their own way. Finally, I have to mention the production. Baby, I'm Your Nightmare Fast As A Shark Difference Innocent Guilty Lost In The Ice Her Diary's Black Pages The Missing Link Raw Caress Another Kind Of Madness Truth Hits Everybody I Can'r Control Myself Beyond The Pale Forever Until I Die My Rage The Price Of War Start All This Time Tie The Rope Bonus Track Fortress Frozen Fire Talking To The Dead Face Behind The Mask Silent Victory Fading Hours The Sleep Bonus Track Immortal Sin Paint It Black Just Alone Another Wasted Day Bonus Track Love After Death More Than A Lifetime Tomorrow's Yesterday End Of Eternity Bonus Track Point Of No Return Leave It All Behind Deep In The Night Welcome To The Other Side Lunatic Riders On The Raw Energy - Rage (6) - Reign Of Fear (CD Straight To Hell After The End Sister Demon Seven Deadly Sins French Bourree Bonus Track No Fear Soul Survivor Full Moon Kill Your Gods Turn My World Around Speak Of The Dead Mouth Of Greed Lord Of The Flies Gib dich nie auf Bonus Track Vollmond Bonus Track Never Give Up Bonus Track Empty Hollow Reprise Saviour Of The Dead
Rage - Discography () Country: Germany Genre: Heavy/Speed/Power Metal Quality: Mp3, CBR kbps (CD Rip+Scans) - Reign of fear (remastered ) (kbps) - Execution guaranteed (remastered ) (kbps) Reign Of Fear Hand Of Glory Raw Energy Echoes Of Evil Chaste Flesh Suicide Machinery View all reviews for Rage - Reign of Fear. No Need to be Afraid - 78% InfinityX, I’ve owned this album for quite a while at this point, and I revisit Raw Energy and Hand of Glory a lot, but the rest of the album didn’t really click for me in the past. The reason for this may be the album closer, which leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Jan 09, · 3. Reign of Fear 4. Hand of Glory 5. Raw Energy Side B 1. Echoes of Evil 2. Chaste Flesh 3. Suicide 4. Machinery . View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Reign Of Fear on Discogs. Label: Dr. Bones - LB17C • Format: 2x, CD Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • /5(3). Help Fund the next generation HR80s App by donating to the cause. Funds will go to developer costs, app store fees, and outsourcing where necessary to speed development. Jul 04, · Reign in Fear () Category Music; Song Raw Energy (Remastered ) Artist Rage; Album Reign of Fear; Licensed to YouTube by Believe Music (on behalf of Dr. Bones); LatinAutor - Warner. - Track 10 is a bonus track. - Issued with obi-strip. Recording information: Tracks recorded from February to March, at Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany. Jul 04, · Rage - Reign of Fear () Album Photo by melodic. Format: Vinyl. 10 likes. 55 Rage Album Photos. After an album and EP, the band changed their name to Rage, releasing their debut album Reign of Fear. The band have since released numerous albums and EPs, the most recent being the CD titled Strings To A Web. They also released the EP Gib Dich Nie Auf in The Song "Gib dich nie auf" is the read more. Best Of - All G.U.N. Years Rage; Secrets In A Weird World Rage; Speak Of The Dead Rage; 21 (Deluxe Edition) CD2 Rage; Trapped! Rage; Black In Mind Rage; Unitiy Rage; XIII (Bonus CD) Rage; The Soundchaser Archives 30Th Anniversary CD1 Rage; Execution Guaranteed Rage; The Missing Link (Japanese Edition) Rage; End Of All Days Rage; From The Cradle.
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