This is the debut album of Rockarollas, who are a new band from Sweden offering us a first taste of how they sound! We don’t know much about them, but the guys have a cover from Steel’s “Heavy Metal Machine” album. This cover is really like the original song made by Steel so we probably have some common members in these two bands!! Also in the thick booklet of the CD, there aren’t any photos of the band and the line-up isn’t written anywhere… Steel was a Swedish project made by Opeth’s rhythm section, their leader and the famous producer Dan Swano on vocals! Steel only released a single back in 1998. This album contains pure and strong heavy power metal with high-pitched vocals. There are up-tempo and mid tempo tracks throughout the album which flows really pleasantly!! The album’s flow is like an avalanche!! Its frenetic rhythm reminds me a bit of Judas Priest’s “Painkiller” and Riot’s “Thundersteel”!! The best tracks of the album are “Dark Future”, “The Road Warrior”, “Warriors of Metal and Steel” and “Heavy Metal Kings”. The album of Rockarollas lasts only 36 minutes but this is an advantage because it maintains the listener’s interest and it doesn’t contain filler tracks. In conclusion this is a really killer album. It is definitely in my top 5 list for 2011!!! All the fans of heavy/power metal should support this really great band!!!
9/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis