22 October 2013

Armour - 2013 - Death Threat / No Heaven 7"

Every so often Nuclear War Now! surprises me with one of their releases.  In the midst of more vinyl reissues and slabs of black/death comes this new single from Finland's Armour.  This is pure heavy metal, but modernized with more speed and bigger metal balls.  Armour's sound fits somewhere amongst  Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P., and Accept.  Armour takes those inspirations and deliver two tracks of fast, snarling heavy metal.  Both songs sound crisp and modern, but can still take me back to being a teenager and blasting the first W.A.S.P. album from my Honda Civic.  Even though Vince Venom is also known as Werwolf from Satanic Warmaster, their sound is light years apart.  In the world of retro-metal, these guys are the real deal.  I am eagerly awaiting a new LP.

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