Rating:
8.0
Cauldron - Burning Fortune
14 February 2011


01. All Or Nothing
02. Miss You To Death
03. Frozen In Fire
04. Tears Have Come
05. I Confess
06. Rapid City/Unchained Assault
07. Queen Of Fire
08. Breaking Through
09. Taken By Desire
10. Serpent Sorceress [limited edition CD bonus]


Cauldron plays straight-up classic metal; nothing more, nothing less. Yet, they have some magic that few other genre bands have. Call it "the It factor" or whatever you like, perhaps it's their great energy, but Burning Fortune has been one of my most played albums so far this year.

They're fun guys playing honest, unpretentious heavy metal. Vocalist and bassist Jason Decay has a unique tone to his singing, which is a great reminder that you're listening to Cauldron and no one else, past or present. His aptly named comrades, Ian Chains on guitar and Chris Rites on drums, are excellent and musically this band is tighter than their jeans.

Cauldron celebrates this genre and doesn't mess with it. They make it sound easy, like these dudes rolled out of bed one afternoon slightly hung over, grabbed their band tank tops and aforementioned tight, shredded jeans and made their way to the studio after nonchalantly stopping for coffee at the diner. They then proceeded to lay down some tracks, make metal magic, and be done in time to meet their leather jacket-clad ladies at the local rock club. All in a day's work for these boys. At least that's how I like to imagine Cauldron. Now go rock out to their latest album.


Band profile: Cauldron
Album: Burning Fortune


 



Written on 11.09.2011 by
Susan
Susan appreciates quality metal regardless of genre. Metal Storm Staff since 2006.
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BitterCOld - 11.09.2011 at 05:25  
I'll be sure to give it a listen. not likely my style, but there is always room for a guilty pleasure if the music moves me.
Milena - 11.09.2011 at 11:41  
Off to listen to this
Death Dealer - 12.09.2011 at 18:59  
Love... love this album.
AXA - 13.09.2011 at 01:24  
I well hear this album
Milena - 15.09.2011 at 14:04  
Listened to it, and I must say I really like it, everything is on it's place with this album
psykometal - 26.03.2012 at 00:44  
Good stuff! It's impressive that they even go so far as to dress and "style" their hair like the greats from the 70s and 80s whom they are so obviously paying homage to...

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