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Release date: 6 January 2012
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

7.8 | 47 votes

Owners:

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7 want it


01. 2097 A.D.
02. Solar Wind Riders
03. Full Speed Ahead!
04. Breathless
05. Tokkotai (Wind Of Fury)
06. Zone Of Alienation
07. The Running Man
08. They Came From The Skies
09. Lunacy Rising
10. 2097 A.D. [Extended cut version] [Limited edition digipak bonus]
11. Hit 'Em Hard [2010 demo version]

Review
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Riley - vocals
Robby Rockbag - guitars
Alex Vega - guitars
Oscar Åstedt - drums
Nic Savage - bass

Session musicians
Gustav Ydenius - backing vocals
Rickard Engborg - backing vocals

Guest musicians
Elias Håkansson - backing vocals


Additional info
Producer, recording, mixing & mastering: Rikard Löfgren.
Executive producer: Stefan Hattinger.
Recording & assistent engineer: Rickard Engborg.
Assistent engineer: Gustav Ydenius.
Artwork: Dimitar Nikolov & Alex Vega.

Staff review by
Milena

Rating:
N/A
Rating in words: appropriately nostalgic, suitable for rocking out in a ridiculous fashion.

Steelwing, Steelwing, how happy you make me. They were one of the supporting bands on a Sabaton tour in late 2010 which had Belgrade as one of the dates, and friends of mine who went to the show have spent a good chunk of 2011 trying to persuade me to check them out. And I stubbornly ignored their suggestions for some stupid reason. When I finally gave a listen to Steelwing's debut, I thought: "This type of decent band usually screws up on the second album and fades into obscurity, never to issue anything good again."

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published 02.02.2012 | Comments (19)

Staff pick by
Fat & Sassy!

30.01.2012 Iron Maiden's new album is pretty sweet, guys.

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Milena - 20.01.2012 at 13:57  
Rating: 8 This is a very nice album, a step up from their debut.
Fat & Sassy! - 30.01.2012 at 06:16  
Rating: 8 This is Iron Maiden's best album since the 80's.
Death To Posers - 31.01.2012 at 00:15  
Rating: 10
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 30.01.2012 at 06:16

This is Iron Maiden's best album since the 80's.


lol. Agreed
Ozman - 31.01.2012 at 00:59  
  Really nice album and live the band ios great as well.
Maiden wished that they ever coupld play at these speeds
Death To Posers - 31.01.2012 at 01:43  
Rating: 10 Listen to the solo on the track "running man". Sounds a lot like Maiden's "Sign of the cross" riff. Or is it just me? LOL

EDIT: Solo's @ 2:40
Ozman - 31.01.2012 at 01:51  
 
Written by Death To Posers on 31.01.2012 at 01:43

Listen to the solo on the track "running man". Sounds a lot like Maiden's "Sign of the cross" riff. Or is it just me? LOL

EDIT: Solo's @ 2:40


They certainly do play Maiden stuff, but speed it up. Live it was even more apparent than on album
Death To Posers - 31.01.2012 at 01:54  
Rating: 10
Written by Ozman on 31.01.2012 at 01:51

Written by Death To Posers on 31.01.2012 at 01:43

Listen to the solo on the track "running man". Sounds a lot like Maiden's "Sign of the cross" riff. Or is it just me? LOL

EDIT: Solo's @ 2:40


They certainly do play Maiden stuff, but speed it up. Live it was even more apparent than on album


That's awesome. I'll definitely have to check these guys out if they ever come to NorCal.
Ozman - 31.01.2012 at 02:03  
 
Written by Death To Posers on 31.01.2012 at 01:54


That's awesome. I'll definitely have to check these guys out if they ever come to NorCal.


Saw them twice in two weeks here. First time the line up was Steelwing, Skull FIst, Vanderbuyst, Bullet, Grand Magus. And the second time it was Steelwing, Skull Fist, Vanderbuyst, and let me guarantee you all three are live bands, especially Vanderbuyst.
The Galactican - 02.02.2012 at 05:34  
Rating: 9 Is it wrong that 2097 AD (Extended Cut) may be my favorite song? It's so deliciously '80s John Carpenter.
Milena - 07.02.2012 at 00:38  
Rating: 8 Just upped my rating, I can't get enough of this.
Ozman - 07.02.2012 at 00:43  
 
Written by Milena on 07.02.2012 at 00:38

Just upped my rating, I can't get enough of this.


If you ever have a chance to see them live please do, there they are even more fun.
Milena - 07.02.2012 at 00:48  
Rating: 8
Written by Ozman on 07.02.2012 at 00:43

If you ever have a chance to see them live please do, there they are even more fun.

Ya I know that, mah buddies saw them supporting Sabaton and they couldn't shut up about it ever since... well, I'm not too bummed for missing out on that, since I hate Sabaton
Ozman - 07.02.2012 at 01:02  
 
Written by Milena on 07.02.2012 at 00:48

well, I'm not too bummed for missing out on that, since I hate Sabaton


Sabaton are totally horribly terrible. Most plastic of pop power metal bands arounds.

Thanks God I got to see Steelwing with fitting bands such as SkullFist, Vanderbuyst, Bullet (even though I find them boring) and Grand Magus
Milena - 07.02.2012 at 01:22  
Rating: 8
Written by Ozman on 07.02.2012 at 01:02

Sabaton are totally horribly terrible. Most plastic of pop power metal bands arounds.

Thanks God I got to see Steelwing with fitting bands such as SkullFist, Vanderbuyst, Bullet (even though I find them boring) and Grand Magus

I get the appeal of Sabaton for some people but I've only heard a couple of nice songs by them and my friends made me listen to most of the albums so ya, boring as fuck.
Mmm, I definitely hope to see Steelwing on a nice show like that... I can see myself jumping around and screamin' TOKKOTAI! TOKKOTAAAAAI! SAYONARA THIS IS GOODBYYYYEEEE! and straining my neck too much for the next band actually, I hope for more goddamn shows... I see one bigger show per year if I'm lucky, that's just gotta change.
Void Eater - 09.02.2012 at 23:26  
  I'm always up for some 80's resurgence albums, but this is pretty average. I like White Wizzard, Enforcer, Skullfist, ect., and recently RAM, but this just does nothing for me.
scapeplan - 10.02.2012 at 02:57  
  Is it just me or does the singer sound like what you would get if you mixed Di'Anno and Dickinson?
The Galactican - 14.02.2012 at 02:42  
Rating: 9
Written by Milena on 07.02.2012 at 00:38

Just upped my rating, I can't get enough of this.


Ditto that. I initially rated an 8, however that was a couple of weeks and a whole lot of listens ago.
JÄY - 13.02.2013 at 05:08  
  I'll stick with Enforcer.

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