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Steeler no more Rudi Pell! - 90%

PowerMetalGuardian, February 17th, 2003

Axel Rudi Pell, the x-guitarist from the band Steeler, created his own band, and it's a good thing to. This is traditional heavy metal at it's best! Even though Between the Walls came out in 1994, you would think it came out in the late 80's. The riffs sound that of an 80's heavy metal band. Riffs are excellent style of traditional metal, almost like speed metal. Probably the greatest riff on this album is the intro to Talk of the Gun. Vocal wise -its good; clean solid tune, that hits up and down in perfect harmony. Best song for vocals would be Wishing Well, which also has some made keyboards in it. I would have thought Pell would be the singer, but he is not. Oh well this guy is pretty good. Unlike most traditional bands in the 90's its hard to get that clean 80's tone, but Pell's band gets it done and does it in fashion. Axel Rudi Pell also uses some great sound effects, for example on the song Innocent there is this keyboard intro with a fade in guitar effect that gives it this kick ass feeling. Another example is the clean acroustic into The Curse, nice clean intro, then it blasts into Talk of the Gun. It lifts you of your feet into a dimension of extreme metal. If you enjoy 80's metal or plain oold traditional style metal, you should invest in this album!!!