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Powergame
Beast On The Attack
August 2017
Released: 2015, Indie
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: JP

Powergame is a bit of a side project of Matty of Lost World Order and ex-Spectre Dragon. This German band issued their debut album back in 2015 and I’m reviewing it now because he was kind enough to send me a copy when he sent me the most recent lost world Order album, which I reviewed a couple of months ago.



The band describes themselves as ‘Raw Heavy Metal’ and that is a pretty accurate tag. BEAST ON THE ATTACK is a decent disc, featuring a mean looking luchador (a masked Mexican wrestler) on the cover. The production is rough and ready and the band plays it loose and lethal. The five-piece plays it raw as they said and the eight-track, 38 minute album is stripped down and to the point. To me it actually sounds a bit like older, sloppy NWOBHM stuff sound bands like Tank, Bulldozer, Warfare and maybe older Maiden (first two albums) stuff like that.



The songs are standard Metal fare, good energy, classic riffs and Matty’s rough voice joined on occasion by a loose back-up gang vocal style. A highlight for me is the song ‘Rise Of The Banshee’ with some nice Banshee-like screams maybe even reminiscent of King Diamond falsetto. There is some nice gallop but it never gets too rippingly fast, that is not the point.



You can sense that Powergame knows their metallic history and had a blast playing tribute to their heroes with this fun batch of rocking Metal tunes. This didn’t really set the world on fire but I thought it was a fun, decent record that deserved a bit more attention.
Track Listing

1. Beast on the Attack
2. Back to the Ruskin Arms
3. Final Dawn
4. Rise of the Banshee
5. City of the Dead
6. Your Own Fate
7. The Oppressor
8. Osiris Reigns

Lineup

Mätty Vocals
Mattes Guitar
Tobi Guitar
McZ Bass
Marco Hilbrink Drums

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