This is the new album of this historical Greek metal band that was founded twenty years ago in Athens, the capital city of Greece. Power Crue has released so far two demos in 1992 and in 1993 and three full length albums. Their albums were “The Sign of Rage” in 1996, “Stay Heavy” in 1999 and “Night… Mares” in 2005. So after 6 years of absence they return with their fourth album “Wreck the Eternal Tyranny”. The style of Power Crue is classic heavy/power metal! Their new album has a fresh sound approach while the band seems to be in a really good mood!! I really enjoyed this new album. I think it an overall good release with a good guitar work and vocals. The songs that I liked the most were “Mental Pestilence”, “Conqueror of Souls” and “Oedipus Rex”. The songs “Modern Tyranny”, “No Cimono ‘Rcen”, and “Years of Perfection” not only are great, but they have some beautiful solos in them, too!! I saw a couple of months ago the band performing live their songs from their
entire career at Up The Hammers festival and I was really pleased with their performance. Overall this is a good album in the classic metal vein (maybe their best along with “The Sign of Rage”) and the fans of classic metal stuff should invest!! For me this is one of the best releases in 2011 in Greece and in general in the heavy/power metal genre.
P.S.: The legendary debut album of the band “The Sign of Rage” was recently re-released in vinyl format by Lighten The Underground Records in 333 copies.
8,5/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis