Review – Striker

Album: Striker
Release Date: February 24, 2017
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Genre: Metal

Edmonton metal monsters, Striker, are back with their new self-titled album and for the fifth time they have delivered some serious riffage. It now seems entirely possibly these gentlemen possess some kind of mystical time machine, and are able to bring the old school stadium filling fire to the new generation of listeners.

With equal parts harmonious riffs, pummeling drum lines and some dangerous near falsetto vocals, Striker is almost a sunnier version of king diamond. The album sounds similar to their previous efforts, and feels more like an expansion then a departure from their already well-established sound. Definitely worth a listen, these guys are staying true to the motto “Full speed or No speed”.

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Adam van Thiel was claimed by music journalism almost accidentally. He was invited to join the editoral staff at an online zine as a school project while studying Music Business. He is currently enrolled in Berklee School of Music Majoring in Music Business. He has been involved in the Canadian music scene for over 10 years. Adam has had the opportunity to conduct interviews with metal bands all over the world and spoken with some of the biggest name in Extreme music like Behemoth. In his free time Adam fronts a one-man black metal project releasing later this year, runs PoisonWood Music Group and presides over his very own record label.