(7/10) This album is confusing, at least it confused me when I heard it the first time. The name of the band, the name of the album, the cover ... all this made me think about a Southern rock influenced classic rock album - the soundtrack for a bike ride into the sunset.
But then I read in the label info, that The Road Vikings is the band of Dan Bryant, the shred guitarist that you might know from the good old days of Hexx. The confusing part is, that all the above mentioned doesn't fit together. The Road Vikings' album contains power metal with a certain US metal touch. This isn't any Southern Rock stuff, this is pure metal.
Songs like the opener are the best example for how metallic "Requiem For an Outlaw Biker" is. The tune comes with pounding beat, Bryant's husky voice and a neo-classic solo that Malmsteen couldn't have been done better.
"Requiem For an Outlaw Biker" became an interesting album. Bryant combines many different aspects of metal to a power metal album that sounds pretty interesting. So don't let yourself be misled by the cover and name of this longplayer. Power metal fans should check out this release.
- I Burn in Hell
- The Ballad of Eviel Knievel
- The Road to Valhalla
- Requiem of an Outlaw Biker
- Black Magic Nights
- Full Moon
- Live to Ride
Genre: Power Metal
Release Date EU: February 22nd, 2016