Music Review: Soul Of Steel – Destiny

Mighty unusual of me to even bother with power metal, but this had to be done! Soul Of Steel isn’t a band that’ll make your cat fly away, and on the contrary, Destiny is music even the 80-year old granny next door will find herself nodding to. It’s that sweet, but ‘sweet’ in this case does not mean ‘sugary’.

What’s great about this album? Besides the fact that it could be the new definition of ‘listenable’, this is the most impossible-to-hate music, a remarkable feat for Soul Of Steel considering they are playing a genre I make fun of for the girlie vocals, the music style, the lyrics, the clothes, the look on their faces, the…  funny coming from an extreme metal lover, I know.

What’s truly awesome is how earnest the band is sounding on this album. The singer isn’t singing shrilly to communicate with a fucking dragon; his is the most natural singing that’s been on a heavy metal album in the longest time. He’s not trying to sound deep, he’s not attempting any ridiculous shit, he’s just singing. Not even too loud, mind you.

The riffs are unassuming but great, the solos make their presence felt without overstaying their welcome, the bass and the drums complement the vocals and guitars the way they should, and the other instruments have been added without complicating things. I don’t think you people understand what any of this means, so just listen to the album, okay?

I can’t believe I’ve considered a power metal album worthy of a 5-star rating, but Soul Of Steel’s Destiny has everything that makes heavy metal lovable except that it’s about as threatening as a bunny rabbit. How cute.


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1 Response to “Music Review: Soul Of Steel – Destiny”

  1. January 19, 2011 at 12:36

    so even you are not ‘into’ power metal thik hai.
    Same with me. save a few releases I cannot hear this genre.
    Going by the rating Soul of Steel’s album needs to be checked out.


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