(8/10) It's the spring of Iron Savior. At least looking on the amount of releases within a few months could give you this impresssion. Next to the first live album of the band ("Live at the final frontier") the guys from Hamburg also re-released their "Megatropolis" longplayer under the banner of "Megatroplois 2.0". The original version was released in 2007 and eight year later Piet Sielck had the wish of re-releasing the power metal classic since he wasn't satisfied with the original album. Secondly "Metropolis" wasn't officially available anymore.

The longplayer is remixed and remastered; some of the tunes are also re-recorded. There arent' that much differences between the original version and the 2.0 release, even though I have to say that I personally prefer the sound of the reworked album a bit more. It's a more diverse one than the "1.0". 

The songs are, doubtless, really good ones, which isn't a surprise for each metal fan that knows Iron Savior. German metal somewhere between bombastic power metal ("Cybernatic queen 2.0"), heavy pounding tunes ("Still I believe 2.0") and faster Judas Priest influenced ones like "Megatropolis 2.0" is what you get.

With "Hammerdown" and "Iron watcher" the re-release has two bonus song, both with all the typical trademarks on board. Mighty riffs, crunchy guitars and a forcefull rhythm section are the main characteristics of those numbers that fit perfectly into the overall context. A nice add-on.

All in all, a good metal album from one of the Germanys leading power metal bands that became even a bit better with '2.0'. If this, including the two bonus songs, is enough for speniding your money for is up to you.  

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. The omega man 2.0
  2. Megatropolis 2.0
  3. Flesh 2.0
  4. Cybernatic queen 2.0
  5. Running riot 2.0
  6. A tale from down below 2.0
  7. Cyber hero 2.0
  8. Still I believe 2.0
  9. Hammerdown 2.0
  10. Farewell and goodbye 2.0
  11. Iron watcher 2.0

 

Label: AFM records

Genre: Heavy Metal

CD review IRON SAVIOR "Megatropolis 2.0"
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