Finally!!Here we have the new album of EXXPLORER!! EXXPLORER is a U.S. metal band that released the legendary album “Symphonies of Steel” in 1984 by Black Dragon Records. “Symphonies of Steel” has been released all these years in many different versions!! Fifteen years after their undergound metal opus “Symhonies of Steel”, they come back and release their new album, “Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse”. From the original line-up that recorded that really great, legendary debut album two members have changed but the rest of the line up is still here. The new members of the line up are Fred Gorhau (guitarist) and Jay McCaffrey (bass). The music of the album is mid-tempo heavy metal, with a great guitar work that has been delivered by Kevin Keneddy. The voice of Lennie Rizzo isn’t so high pitched as it used to be, but this doesn’t mean he is a bad vocalist! He sings in a middle range and he manages to do it well. The album flows pleaseantly and this is one of biggest advantages of “Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse”. Maybe the best tracks of the album are “Gypsy”, which may be big but doesn’t tire the listener, “Glory Hunter” and “Valley of Doom”. In coclusion this is a good choice for all the classic metal fans! “Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse” is one of the top albums for 2011 in the traditional metal subgenre!!
P.S.: The cover of “Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse” is really beautiful and the production of the album is really good!!
8/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis