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Release date: 5 March 2007
Style: Heavy metal


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01. State Of Grace
02. Need For Speed
03. Let Me Feel Your Power
04. Red Star Falling
05. I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
06. If I Was You
07. Going Nowhere Fast
08. Ashes To Ashes
09. Empire Rising
10. Atila The Hun
11. If I Was You [single version]
12. 747 (Strangers In The Night) [live] [Japanese bonus]
13. Back To The Wall [live] [Japanese bonus]
14. Stand Up And Be Counted [live] [Japanese bonus]
15. Never Surrender [live] [Japanese bonus]
16. Wheels Of Steel [live] [Japanese bonus]
17. And The Band Plays On [live] [Japanese bonus]

Lyrics (10)

Peter "Biff" Byford - vocals
Doug Scarret - guitar
Paul Quinn - guitar
Nigel Glockler - drums, keyboards
Tim "Nibbs" Carter - bass

Guest musicians
Rolf Koehler - backing vocals on "Ashes To Ashes"
Olaf Senkbeil - backing vocals on "Ashes To Ashes"

Additional info
Engineered and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind.
Executive producer: Biff Byford.
Recorded and mixed at Gems Studio, Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Staff review by

Approximately three years after the release of the really good "Lionheart", Saxon, the masters (with Iron Maiden of course) of the NWOBHM scene are finally back with a new album, "The Inner Sanctum". "Lionheart" was really good and maybe that it was probably a bit hard for the band to release again something in the same vein because if "The Inner Sanctum" is a good and pleasant album, this is definitely not so exceptional too. Yeah, the new Saxon is a bit conventional if you want my opinion.

published 31.03.2007 | Comments (12)

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Death To Posers - 08.01.2011 at 01:29  
Rating: 10 This album is Sick! "Red Star Falling", "State of Grace" are both great ballads. "Need For Speed" and "Going Nowhere Fast" are both cool, they kinda remind me of "Wheels of Steel". "Attila The Hun" was just epic. Not only was it a great song, but I was always very interested in Attila throughout my life after reading about him in middle school, so that was just added to it.
NocturnalStalker - 25.02.2013 at 17:43  
Rating: 7 Pretty solid heavy metal album. The highlights for me are the blasting heavy metal number "Let Me Feel Your Power", hard rocking "I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)" and epic "Atila The Hun" (even though they mistyped his name, which is Attila).

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