Avenger are a band from the United Kingom that has been around since the NWOBHM era and plays an early form of heavy/speed metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Slaughter Never Stops" which was released by Rocksector Records.
Epic sounding keyboards start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a very old school and melodic power/speed metal direction along with some clean singing vocals and after awhile solos and leads become a very huge part of the recording and they also bring in more of the classic NWOBHM sound to t he bands musical style.
You can hear more of a traditional 80's approach to heavy metal in the bands musical style and they avoid any modern sound s except for the production and at times back up shouts can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording there is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the heavier riff s have an early 80's thrash feeling to them at times an d most of the songs stick to a hard and heavy musical direction and as the album progresses high pitched screams can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in even more power metal elements when they are utilized and they also bring in a cover of Iron Maiden's "Killers" before returning back to their original songs and on the last track there is a brief use of clean playing and acoustic guitars being utilized.
Avenger plays a style of heavy/speed metal that is very old school sounding while still having a very aggressive edge and a great amount of melody and heaviness as well as being more heavier than most of their NWOBHM counterparts, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover warfare, life and fighting themes.
In my opinion Avenger are a very great sounding heavy/speed metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Race Against Time" "Into The nexus" "Killers" and "Midnight Mass Destruction". 8 out of 10.