Genre : Heavy Metal
Website : Soundcloud
Location : Germany
Release title : Horse Of Hell
Release type : EP
Release year : 2015
Label : Independent
Buy : Bandcamp
1. Sail My Soul
2. Horse Of Hell
3. Never Surrender
Germany's Eisenhauer harkens back to 70's and 80's Heavy Metal, straight back to the roots! With precision riffs and compelling vocals, Eisenhauer takes us on a journey of mythological proportions into adventures and quests of steel and fire! This release boasts a clean yet heavy production that cuts like a blade gone Medieval on your ass.
"Sail My Soul" brings us to the opening of the epic journey; the song is full of brave emotion in the memorable melody tempered with primal animalism and headbanging fury. The sense of sailing soul-wise ahead into the infinite is suggested by the soaring progressions and sword and shield-smashing Heavy Metal.
"Hell yeah/With flaming mane/..." - The chorus of "Horse Of Hell" is unmistakable and is delivered with a Metal conviction that has not been heard in far too long. Commanding, kingly vocals with a warrior spirit pervade the mythical scene and conjures images of a magnificent steed raised from the fiery depths! Both barbaric and regal, this title track is a Metal classic in the making! I challenge any true Metalhead to give it a fair listen and not see its greatness!
"Never Surrender", the title track of Eisenhauer's previous full-length release, is a triumphant anthem sweeping close to the realm of epic magnitude once again. A great traditional Bonham-lick drum intro opens into a tried and true barbaric Metal riff that leads us on to the path of "fighting for what I believe in," even if one must "march alone," soon stepping up the pace into a cutting, slicing guitar attack.
The EP ends with the anthemic "Eisenhauer", a great aggressive tune that gets the head banging even harder. Evil Heavy Metal riffs crush with merciless precision and the intensity continues to build. This band is like being in the Dark Ages and the present day simultaneously. My only criticism is that a mid-section in this theme song is clearly borrowed from Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name".
Although Eisenhauer does wear its influences on its sleeve, like Maiden and Mercyful Fate, their individuality shines through. I can't say enough how "Horse Of Hell" satisfies those who are into traditional Heavy Metal, angling towards a future for the band in creating a legendary stamp of its own. I am certainly looking forward to hearing more from this band.
- Vile Ent