Doro are a band from Germany that has a long history going back to the 'warlock' days that plays a very traditional form of heavy metal/hard rock and this is a review of their 2012 album "Raise your Fist" which was released by Nuclear Blast Records.
The album starts out with an old school hard rock/metal sound along with solos and melodic vocals as well as all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful as well as some back up vocals.
As the album continues it sticks to a more 80's orientated metal/rock sound as well as adding in melody along with an anthem type feeling and after a few heavy tracks the music goes into a power ballad along with Lemmy of Motorhead doing guest vocals a s well as bringing in symphonic elements and then the music takes a more fast NWOBHM style direction before returning to a more hard rock direction.
When we get more into the album another power ballad is brought in along with some acoustic guitars but for the most part the album sticks to a heavier direction while also bringing in a somewhat mainstream sounding feeling at times along with a small amount of symphonic elements which are only added in certain songs.
With this album Doro continue their mixture of traditional metal and hard rock sound not they are known for and this album is a lot more closer to the Warlock days than the last one I heard more than 20 years ago which seemed to more focused on capturing a commercial metal audience, but this is a very decent sounding album.
Song lyrics cover everyday, rock'n'roll and heavy metal themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is a very decent sounding recording from Doro and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Coldhearted Lover" "It Still Hurts" "Little Headbanger" and "Victory". 7/5 out of 10.
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