The Metal flagship Grave Digger sets sails with its latest output "Healed by metal" aboard. After their successful re-recorded work "Exhumation - the early years", Chris Boltendahl & Co. finally present us with a studio album, proving their significance for the Heavy Metal universe once again with the impressively arranged and powerfully produced new tracks.
Grave Digger: Stronger Than Ever
When we talk about sound fidelity and traditionalism, the GRAVE DIGGER is one of the bands that most maintains the sound almost intact over the decades. And by the way, this is far from a hindrance, because "Healed by Metal" is the 18th studio album of the Germans!!!
The only difference, from one album to another, is the inspiration in the compositions. And "Healed by Metal" brings a more inspired band, with more exciting riffs in yet another great work by guitarist Axel "Ironfinger" Ritt.
In the formation, there was only the change of the keyboard player, that is, practically nothing, since the participation of the keys in the albums is very small. JENS BECKER's bass remains heavy and powerful and drummer STEFAN ARNOLD dispenses with comments. CHRIS BOTTENDAHL... well, it's CHRIS BOTTENDAHL, with your voice intact, heavy and powerful!
The big highlight is for the title track, as well as the fast "When Night Falls" with an epic and exciting chorus, the "poisonous" metal "Lawbreaker", the cadenced and mega thrilling "Call for War" and the "Laughting With The Dead ", which is really cool, one of the best on the album.
Another great album from this great band, 33 years after your debut "Heavy Metal Breakdown" (1984) and with the same power and energy.