STROGENA (Peru) "Stronger Than Death" - Review - Self-released 2017
Traditional HEAVY METAL anyone ?? Well.. I can see some bored faces here, as this genre has now for so many years brought alot of great bands.. but also even more "disposable" ones, simply copying the clichés of the genre.. Hey.. wearing a spandex & black sunglasses does NOT make everything - U losers !
So.. don't go away and think twice.. Do you think I'd waste my time reviewing a band that is not interesting at all ? You got it, STROGENA kicked my ass, and that, from the FIRST time I gave them a listen !
STROGENA are hailing from Lima, Peru.. and prove once again the HEAVY-METAL scene in Peru is definitely worth your support ! But generally, I'd say the south-american scene is the new eldorado for all heavy-metal maniacs looking for TRUE & AUTHENTIC Heavy-Metal !
Well.. to the content now ! Those 4 songs are made in the HEAVIEST & STRONGEST Metal, forged in the 80's factories and will definitely please all die-hard maniacs that are into bands like ACID or BITCH.. See, it can NOT be more TRADITIONAL than this - but those girls definitely have their OWN sound and identity.. no copy-cat here... they don't waste their time with ballads, fillers.. that's HEAVY-METAL straight to the point ! Each song is like a FIST in your FACE - they rock the hell out of the listener and honestly if you don't bang your head here, or don't raise your fist in the air.. well.. that means you're not a HEAVY-METAL fan - simple as that !
Solid, catchy, aggressive, melodious - NEVER boring, that's how i'd describe the songs - those girls CAN play - those girls can SING (Listen to Maria's vocal rage.. wow, that's impressive - or to Veronica's ones when she takes over the vocal duty.. a blast !) .. in a word, those girls know how to ROCK you HARD ! Don't miss them !!
Fabien, born 1969, grew up with the NWOBHM sounds, musically educated with cult french magazines that were ENFER and METAL ATTACK, definitely nailed to the style when "The Number Of The Beast" was released... From 1982, it was clear life would never be the same ! Young & getting wild to the sounds of SAXON, TRUST, ROCK GODDESS, VENOM, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, MOTORHEAD, AC/DC... the passion grew up as years went by ... Discovering later the new styles that are Speed/Thrash Metal, Death-Metal, Black-Metal, the fate was SEALED.. Born to Raise Hell, Rock Hard & Live his life according to the METAL rules!!!