MELIAH RAGE "Idol Hands" (CD)Power/Thrash Metal (April 2018)


TITLE: "Idol Hands"
GENRE: Power/Thrash Metal
RELEASE DATE: April 27th, 2018
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
BARCODE: 8022167090757
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 11 tracks (approx. 41 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color

1. The Kill-All Rule
2. Dark as Your Thoughts
3. Idol Hands
4. Crushed Beneath My Heel
5. Sentenced to Life
6. Absolute Power
7. Infernal Bleeding
8. Where Darkness Lies

Total playing time: 41:04

"Dark as Your Thoughts" music video
"Idol Hands" music video
"Infernal Bleeding" static promo clip

The 9th studio album of these legendary power thrashers from Boston features some of the most inspired songwriting in the band's history. It also marks the return of Paul Souza, and with him the top-notch quality of the vocals. His more melodic voice has a good range and displays the much needed grit and aggression, perfectly fitting and complementing the music. Enough can't be said about the guitars - there's so much riff goodness here that it could serve several albums! Overall it's a more riff-driven and heavy album with fewer clean and acoustic guitar parts, but subsequent listens will reveal the intricacy of the compositions. The duo of Anthony Nichols and Jim Koury laid down some serious guitar work here, and the hard-hitting drums sound mighty powerful. All this is rounded off with flawless production - very clear, distinct and heavy at the same time. Without trying to sound retro, "Idol Hands" packs the same intensity as the band's classic albums, and should not be missed by fans of METALLICA, METAL CHURCH, WARGASM, XENTRIX, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, HERETIC and TESTAMENT.

• 9th studio album of this well known band from 1987 that had their first 3 albums out on Atlantic/CBS Epic.
• Excellent, professional recording and production by Peter Rutcho (Ravage, Revocation, Armory...).
• 2 professionally filmed and edited video clips to promote the album.
• 4 older albums of the band being rereleased this year by 2 other labels (Hammerheart and Divebomb) and 1 by Metal on Metal Records.
• For fans of: Metallica, Metal Church, Wargasm, Xentrix, Paradox, Flotsam and Jetsam, Heretic, Testament...

Cover art by BreakerMaximus @ Shutterstock