Grave Digger - Return Of The Reaper



7.5 | 81 votes |
Release date: 11 July 2014
Style: Heavy metal

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Disc I
01. Return Of The Reaper
02. Hell Funeral
03. War God
04. Tattooed Rider
05. Resurrection Day
06. Season Of The Witch
07. Road Rage Killer
08. Grave Desecrator
09. Satan's Host
10. Dia De Los Muertos
11. Death Smiles At All Of Us
12. Nothing To Believe

Disc II [Limited mediabook]
01. The Emperors Death [bonus]
02. Rebel Of Damnation [bonus]
03. The Round Table [Live acoustic]
04. The Dark Of The Sun [Live acoustic]
05. The Curse Of Jaques [Live acoustic]
06. The Ballad Of Mary [Live acoustic]
07. The Last Supper [Live acoustic]
08. Yesterday [Live acoustic]
09. Rebellion [Live acoustic]
10. Heavy Metal Breakdown [Live acoustic]

Line-up
Chris Boltendahl - vocals
Hans Peter Katzenburg - keyboards
Marcus Kniep - keyboards
Axel Ritt - guitars
Stefan Arnold - drums
Jens Becker - bass

Session musicians
Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann - backing vocals
Frank Konrad - backing vocals
Thomas "Hacky" Hackmann - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced by Jörg Umbreit, Axel Ritt and Chris Boltendahl.
Recorded by Jörg Umbreit and Axel Ritt.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered Jörg Umbreit.
Cover art and photography by Gyula Havancsák and Jens Howorka.

Staff review by
D.T. Metal
Rating:
8.5
For me, after Excalibur and The Grave Digger, it almost seemed as Chris Boltendahl and Co were digging their very own grave. While the albums that followed sure had their moments, they didn't overly impress me as a whole. So, how does their latest effort fare

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published 26.06.2014 | Comments (13)


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15.04.2014 - 15:20
juanneman
Sooo stoked, Clash of the gods was amazing!!!!!
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03.07.2014 - 23:08
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Just heard the album, and it's definitely the best thing the band has done since at least "The Grave Digger", and is easily the most aggressive and fiery album they've done since "The Reaper". The wealth of old school speed metal on offer here is the most obvious trait of the album, though it does slow down occasionally to let you catch your breath! Tracks like the crushing "War God", the massive anthem "Grave Desecrator", and the powersurging riffage of "Death Smiles At All Of Us" are instant Grave Digger classics, and the album is a serious contender for album of the year in the power metal category. Awesome stuff!
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04.07.2014 - 11:18
DeathSlyzer
Written by Angelic Storm on 03.07.2014 at 23:08

Just heard the album, and it's definitely the best thing the band has done since at least "The Grave Digger", and is easily the most aggressive and fiery album they've done since "The Reaper". The wealth of old school speed metal on offer here is the most obvious trait of the album, though it does slow down occasionally to let you catch your breath! Tracks like the crushing "War God", the massive anthem "Grave Desecrator", and the powersurging riffage of "Death Smiles At All Of Us" are instant Grave Digger classics, and the album is a serious contender for album of the year in the power metal category. Awesome stuff!

I completely second this!
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I sold my soul to any fool who'd buy it!
What's it gonna take to make you riot!?
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11.07.2014 - 01:42
Rating: 7
Sword_Chant
Good album. Nice heavy riffs!!
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11.07.2014 - 19:50
Rating: 10
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Amazing album. This has to be their best heavy/speed metal release in ages.
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13.07.2014 - 18:06
Bad English
Masterchief
Decent GD peace... 100% pure H in GD style, not conecpt album as band says but good HM ... only I dont like Axel Ritt
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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13.07.2014 - 18:30
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Bad English on 13.07.2014 at 18:06

Decent GD peace... 100% pure H in GD style, not conecpt album as band says but good HM ... only I dont like Axel Ritt


Yep... my one complaint about the album, is the solos are really short. And Axel Ritt is definitely no Uwe Lulis, that's for sure. But generally speaking, it's still a strong album with great riffs, and memorable hooks.
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13.07.2014 - 18:49
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Angelic Storm on 13.07.2014 at 18:30

Written by Bad English on 13.07.2014 at 18:06

Decent GD peace... 100% pure H in GD style, not conecpt album as band says but good HM ... only I dont like Axel Ritt


Yep... my one complaint about the album, is the solos are really short. And Axel Ritt is definitely no Uwe Lulis, that's for sure. But generally speaking, it's still a strong album with great riffs, and memorable hooks.


somehow I don't like him as person, we was a myspace friends, he was weird and his music seems he is posing and doesn't come really his 80's band (cant remember ) was ok, but GD ... he don't fit
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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