Primal Fear - Metal Commando



7.7 | 85 votes |
Release date: 24 July 2020
Style: Power metal

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Disc I
01. I Am Alive
02. Along Came The Devil
03. Halo
04. Hear Me Calling
05. The Lost & The Forgotten
06. My Name Is Fear
07. I Will Be Gone
08. Raise Your Fists
09. Howl Of The Banshee
10. Afterlife
11. Infinity

Disc II [Digipak bonus]
01. Rising Fear
02. Leave Me Alone
03. Second To None
04. Crucify Me

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.0
Back during Primal Fear's very first U.S. tour, someone gave the band the nickname 'German Metal Commando'. According to mastermind, bassist, and producer Mat Sinner, this is why the title of their latest album, Metal Commando, was chosen. Yes, it is not the most ingenious title, and the same goes for their lyrics. But does anyone really listen to Primal Fear to get into a pensive mood?

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published 16.08.2020 | Comments (5)

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13.04.2020 - 02:08
Aries Rising
I hope they change things up a bit. They, like many successful bands these days, are dying this death of 1,000 cuts. Same shit every album but with a slow degradation in quality.
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15.05.2020 - 17:18
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
New song

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15.05.2020 - 19:20
The Shape 1973
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 15.05.2020 at 17:18

New song

The last album was not too bad, but this is totally uninspiring. It's about as by the numbers as it gets. Sounds like an album filler track rather than a single.

I thought a change of record label might reinvigorate them. Clearly not.
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So many chips on the world's shoulder. Low on ketchup.
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15.05.2020 - 19:36
JoHn DoE
Way too predictable song, the lyrics are pretty bad, too.
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15.05.2020 - 22:33
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Tage Westerlund
They did copy them selves
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27.05.2020 - 02:56
J the Metallizer
Written by Aries Rising on 13.04.2020 at 02:08

I hope they change things up a bit. They, like many successful bands these days, are dying this death of 1,000 cuts. Same shit every album but with a slow degradation in quality.

I mean, with a title like "Metal Commando" what can you realistically expect? :/ I liked all of their records since 2012 (when I discovered them) but it's always a mixed bag when it comes to song quality through an album with them IMO.
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19.06.2020 - 10:45
The Shape 1973
New track called I Am Alive. Better than first song, but still disappointing. Primal Fear got boring really quick after decent previous album.
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So many chips on the world's shoulder. Low on ketchup.
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19.06.2020 - 11:23
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Tage Westerlund
Written by The Shape 1973 on 19.06.2020 at 10:45

New track called I Am Alive. Better than first song, but still disappointing. Primal Fear got boring really quick after decent previous album.
can you post link please man
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19.06.2020 - 12:02
The Shape 1973
Written by Bad English on 19.06.2020 at 11:23

Written by The Shape 1973 on 19.06.2020 at 10:45

New track called I Am Alive. Better than first song, but still disappointing. Primal Fear got boring really quick after decent previous album.
can you post link please man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7171SvM-Ouk
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So many chips on the world's shoulder. Low on ketchup.
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25.07.2020 - 20:24
Rating: 9
Metalcoder
I just listened to the album and it looks pretty good to me. It's Primal Fear at its best. If you want something different then you should turn to another band cause this folks are true to their sound, and they do it very well.
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Heavy Metal and coding makes me the Metalcoder.
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26.07.2020 - 23:27
Rating: 8
masterofdisguise
The same old (and great) Primal Fear. Loving "infinity", awesome song.
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31.07.2020 - 11:30
Rating: 6
metalbrat
Written by JoHn DoE on 15.05.2020 at 19:36

Way too predictable song, the lyrics are pretty bad, too.

True and also very cheesy and radio friendly. A big fall from Rulebreaker.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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05.08.2020 - 13:23
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Tage Westerlund
I like CD2 better as 1. Its let down, band sond, vocals, but let down. Seems old dilemma new direction and experiment or play same same same old sound and be let down? Seems band in studio front is not promising, its more live band now. Its a bit softer album, if we can say so.

Best songs

02. Along Came The Devil
04. Hear Me Calling
09. Howl Of The Banshee
11. Infinity

and I also like Leave Me Alone

But those are best in album, but dont stand close to band old albums best songs.
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05.08.2020 - 23:16
nikarg
Mod
I have not listened to any of the bonus tracks. The album is good, Primal Fear doing what Primal Fear do, nothing more nothing less. I don't understand what people find wrong about it, it is more of the same (I get that) but when was it not more of the same exactly? Also I don't find it softer at all, to me it is actually heavier, many songs carry a Painkiller vibe, which I personally like a lot.
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06.08.2020 - 14:50
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Tage Westerlund
Written by nikarg on 05.08.2020 at 23:16

I have not listened to any of the bonus tracks. The album is good, Primal Fear doing what Primal Fear do, nothing more nothing less. I don't understand what people find wrong about it, it is more of the same (I get that) but when was it not more of the same exactly? Also I don't find it softer at all, to me it is actually heavier, many songs carry a Painkiller vibe, which I personally like a lot.


I think they want band write killer songs as they did before, lyrics, songs what you can jump and jump as whit radio hits, maybe thats why
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07.08.2020 - 15:01
Rating: 7
tominator
At best deranged
Solid record, never really had a wow-feeling when listening to it. But nothing that I really disliked either. Fans of the band will enjoy this.
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11.08.2020 - 18:36
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
I was a little skeptical prior to its release and despite the band using the formula over and over, this album has some really solid tracks. My favorite tracks are the fast double bass attack songs which show the power metal side rather than the simple hard rock side they create at times. "Halo" & "My Name is Fear" are personal highlights followed by the epic long track "Infinity" which I am happy to see from PF since I am fond of such long epics. Other good tracks are the opener "I Am Alive" & "Howl Of The Banshee".

Overall it's not close to their best but doesn't disappoint at the same time. I think it's slightly better than Apocalypse.
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13.08.2020 - 14:01
fenchik
Good solid album except for the single "Along came the devil" who is pretty Bad!!! Fave song I am alive. Halo Howl Of The Banshee and Infinity
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16.08.2020 - 13:50
Rating: 10
NAmaral9
Great album! Really solid. There's no bad song. Perfect production as always. I bought the digipak bonus edition.

Best songs: Infinity, Howl of the Banshee, My Name Is Fear, Halo, Raise Your Fists
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22.08.2020 - 21:19
Rating: 8
sbgmetal
I like it, gots some catchy song cool nuances within the drumming, some JP Firepower feels, cool guitar solos
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10.09.2020 - 17:24
Rating: 8
joshsteph
Reading the comments the same thing comes to my mind over and over again: you can't please the 21st century metalhead, no matter what. If a band changes style, why did they change? If a band doesn't change their style, why didn't they change? No matter what a band would do, these days metalheads would still be worst than beliebers. It's Primal Fear, it's power metal at its finest with a brilliant voice and some really talented musicians. What the heck did people expect from this band?
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