Lancer - Mastery (2017) [Digipak]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 422 Mb | Scans | 32 Mb | Time: 56:09
Nuclear Blast Records | NB 3848-0 / 27361 38480
Lancer brings a fierce and beating heart of metal that throws horns to the sky and screams with life. If you long for pure metal crafted as it was at the birth of Maiden, then you need to check out ‘Mastery’ by Lancer. The album gets started with the soaring “Dead Raising Towers”. It is here that you get to witness the soaring vocals of Isak Stenvall. Veteran listeners may hear similarities to Michael Kiske (Helloween), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), and Tony Moore (Riot). While Isakha‘s a powerful voice, I think a bit of the grit similar to Stu Block or Tim Owens would give the tunes even more punch.