ARTIST:

IRON MASK

(BELGIUM)
TITLE:

MASTER OF MASTERS

(2020)
LABEL:

AFM RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC METAL

TAGS:
80's, Epic, Guitar-Hero, High-pitched vocals, Old School, Technical
"With 'Master Of Masters', Iron Mask confirms a dazzling talent for neo-classical heavy metal."
NOISE (11.12.2020)  
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Confirming the alternation between his projects, Dushan Petrossi is back with Iron Mask one year after having proposed "MetAlmighty" with Magic Kingdom. The Belgian guitarist is productive and so far he has achieved a remarkable career. Released in 2016, "Diabolica" was an excellent vintage of neo-classical melodic power. We expect from "Master Of Masters", the band's seventh album, that it will continue to delight us in a demanding genre and keep a faithful audience. Since "Diabolica", the line-up has further evolved, Diego Valdez leaving the microphone to Mike Slembrouck, also singer of the Belgian band After All.

"Master Of Masters" does not try to mislead us, its cover does not leave any doubt, the record is anchored in a neo-classical heavy metal. The strength of the formation lies in the perfect balance between the members. Dushan is a virtuoso but he doesn't crush his partners and lets his singer express himself freely.

This gives moments of tasty bravery. Dushan's guitar marries marvelously with the timbre of a Mike worthy of the great singers of the genre, between Jorn Lande and Doogie White. Iron Mask offers us in the majority of the titles the best in neo-classical metal. We find the catchy side, unstoppable choruses, melodic riffs and technical solos breathtaking but never boring.

Iron Mask offers us real nuggets that take the record to another dimension. 'Nothing Lasts Forever' is a major piece. Over more than 9 minutes, the listener swims between symphonic, neo-classical and heavy. The choruses are perfect, as are the riffs and solos delivered by a goldsmith of the genre. Next to this moment of grace, we must also notice 'Mist Of Loch Ness' which mixes remarkably neo-classical heavy metal, epic and Celtic. Finally, with 'A Mother Loved Blue', Iron Mask offers a beautiful catchy ballad carried by a remarkable Mike and a great solo.

With 'Master Of Masters', Iron Mask confirms a dazzling talent in neo-classical heavy metal. Through hard work, Dushan Petrossi gets to the top with a record that restores faith in the genre.


More informations on http://www.iron-mask.com





TRACK LISTING:
01. Never Kiss The Ring
02. Tree Of The World
03. Revolution Rise
04. One Against All
05. Nothing Lasts Forever
06. Dance With The Beast
07. Wild And Lethal
08. Mist Of Loch Ness
09. My One And Only
10. A Mother Loved Blue
11. Sagittarius A
12. Master Of Masters

LINEUP:
Dushan Petrossi: Guitares
Mike Slembrouck: Chant
Ramy Ali: Batterie
Vassili Moltchanov: Basse
   
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TORPEDO
07/02/2021
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@Kingeddie : tu peux ajouter ta note directement en haut à droite en dessous du graphique des notes
KINGEDDIE
07/02/2021
 
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@torpedo
Ma note reflète mon sentiment de semi-satisfaction, c'est à dire 3! Il faut toujours encourager ceux qui essaient de garder le cap et qui mettent du cœur à l'ouvrage !!
TORPEDO
30/12/2020
  0
@KingEddie : tu mettrais combien en note ?
KINGEDDIE
29/12/2020
 
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Désolé Torpédo mais je suis assez d'accord avec Noisy : même si Iron Mask lorgne sensiblement vers Magic kingdom ( ce qui n'est pas vraiment négatif) je trouve qu'on en a pour son argent ! Pas de tromperie sur la marchandise, ça envoie du lourd et du speed... bien sûr ça n'atteint pas des sommets en matière de compo mais de nos jours, combien de groupes peuvent se targuer de balancer des créations innovantes ? On le sait bien,les"grands" groupes se contentent souvent du minimum syndical sachant que leurs fans les suivront envers et contre tout !
Je trouve que lorsqu'un groupe ( en l'occurrence celui-ci) ne se repose pas sur ses "lauriers" (si tant est qu'il en ait eu !) c'est plutôt une bonne nouvelle pour nous en particulier et pour le métal en général..
TORPEDO
11/12/2020
  1
Désolé mon Noisy mais je ne peux pas me taire quand je vois la note. Car ici - selon moi - on a du Heavy Metal vaguement speed sans une once d'originalité, un chant moyen qu'on a déjà entendu partout ailleurs dans le genre, le solo branlage de manche sans aucune sensibilité aux 3/4 du morceau et une brochette de compos clichesques (barbarisme) ou mièvres (la pauvre ballade "A mother Loved Blue")... Dushan Petrossi est selon moi resté coincé dans les années 90. En 2020, à part être nostalgique d'une époque, il sera difficile d'apprécier cet objet...
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