Review: Starborn – Savage Peace

High impact power metal saturation bombardment. When power metal came into being around 1983 and 1984, it was a genre that was as riffy and attitude-driven as the thrash metal it served as a punk-free alternative too. In essence, it was what happened when the disciples of NWoBHM and its immediate offshoots wanted a faster, heavier, and more explosive sound but didn’t want to sacrifice the melody and swashbuckling adventure that the onset of hardcore punk influences had brought. Even when the now dominant European branch started taking form around the mid to late 80’s it was still mostly guitar-driven … Continue reading Review: Starborn – Savage Peace