Steelwing - Zone Of Alienation


7.8 | 51 votes |
Release date: 6 January 2012
Style: Heavy metal

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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]

Line-up
Riley - vocals
Alex Vega - guitars
Robby Rockbag - 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)

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

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20.01.2012 - 13:57
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
This is a very nice album, a step up from their debut.
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30.01.2012 - 06:16
Rating: 8
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
This is Iron Maiden's best album since the 80's.
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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31.01.2012 - 00:15
Rating: 10
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 30.01.2012 at 06:16

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


lol. Agreed
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31.01.2012 - 00:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Really nice album and live the band ios great as well.
Maiden wished that they ever coupld play at these speeds
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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31.01.2012 - 01:43
Rating: 10
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
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
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The word gen means "illusion" or "apparition." In India, a man who uses conjury is called a genjutsushi ["a master of illusion technique"]. Everything in this world is but a marionette show. Thus we use the word gen.
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31.01.2012 - 01:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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31.01.2012 - 01:54
Rating: 10
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Written by Marcel Hubregtse 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.
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31.01.2012 - 02:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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02.02.2012 - 05:34
Rating: 9
The Galactican
Is it wrong that 2097 AD (Extended Cut) may be my favorite song? It's so deliciously '80s John Carpenter.
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07.02.2012 - 00:38
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Just upped my rating, I can't get enough of this.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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07.02.2012 - 00:43
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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07.02.2012 - 00:48
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse 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
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07.02.2012 - 01:02
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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07.02.2012 - 01:22
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse 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.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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09.02.2012 - 23:26
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
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.
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10.02.2012 - 02:57
scapeplan
Mouthcrab
Is it just me or does the singer sound like what you would get if you mixed Di'Anno and Dickinson?
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Less coherent than Anal Cunt.

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14.02.2012 - 02:42
Rating: 9
The Galactican
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.
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13.02.2013 - 05:08
JÄY
Metal slave
I'll stick with Enforcer.
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