Click here for home page

Click here

Contact Us | Customer Information | Privacy Policy | Audio Help

Main Menu
Submit a review
Album Reviews
Book Reviews
DVD Reviews
Sign up for newsletter
Get Your EMail Address
Submit your website
LECHERY Violator Metal Heaven (2008)


Close your eyes and you could almost be back in the mid-eighties and the era of prime-time Dokken. This Swedish four-piece formed a few years ago and include guitarist (and vocals) Martin Bengtsson who was in Arch Enemy during 1997-1998.

Lechery is more mainstream than Arch Enemy, melodic rock but with a harder edge, taking a cue from Dokken and even fellow countrypersons Europe to fashion an album that's totally compulsive from start to finish.

From the opening twin guitar assault of Bengtsson and Frederik Nordstrandh on 'Rise With Me' and 'Come Alive', this is an album of straight-ahead, crunching, no-nonsense guitar riffs, strong vocals, and rousing choruses.

Other highlights include 'Hero Of The Night' (which out-Dokkens Don), 'Your Fate' with its bludgeoning Maiden-esque figures and the über-riffing of 'What Burns In Their Eyes', 'Slave Under Passion' and 'Cynical'. But, really, this is all good.

There's something in the Scandinavian psyche that produces wonderful melodic metal and this is no different. We touched on this when talking to Ken Hensley recently: his band is from Norway, for a reason. Lovers of classic eighties metal, we salute you.


Review by David Randall

GRTR! Recommended

Print this page in printer friendly format

Print this page in printer-friendly format

Tell a friend about this page

Tell a friend about this page

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

get ready to rock is a division of hotdigitsnewmedia group

Featured Artists
Artist Archive
Featured Labels
Label Archive
Do you want to appear here?