Midnight Chaser is a traditional metal band which is based in San Fransisco, USA. The band was formed in 2008 and they released their homonymous EP in 2010. Now they return with their first full length album. Both of their two works have been released by Heavy Artillery Records, which is a record label that releases classic metal stuff. The last few years I’d say that Heavy Artillery is one of my favorite labels. Some of their releases include bands like Enforcer, Volture, Evil Survives and Spellcaster.
Anyway, the style of “Rough and Tough” is classic heavy metal! The album is good with a suitable sound, a nice cover and classic traditional metal vocals. I would say that “Awesome Party” and “Hotshot” are the best tracks of the album. The only thing that Midnight Chaser has to do in order to give us some really great albums in the future is to improve their songwriting a bit. In conclusion this is a good work that the fans of traditional metal should support.
7,5/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis