Steel Prophet - Messiah
Nuclear Blast
Power Metal (with some prog element)
11 songs (51'25)
Release year: 2000
Steel Prophet, Nuclear Blast
Reviewed by Danny
Album of the month

Yeeeeeeeessssssss !!!!! Metal is not dead and with such good song-writing, I'm now sure it will never die. My friends, you're in front of a killing album (the kind of one you talk ten years later). Power Metal at its best, with prog elements. Yes, Steel Prophet has confirmed its great potential. Dark Hallucination (last record) was a diamond but honestly, the comparison with Maiden was too early (in terms of quality). Polish of that diamond is now done and it's called Messiah.

First two songs are really fantastic (title's song is so fucking great, great melodic speed metal song). The overall album is like a "mutant" of Iron Maiden (voice and guitars), Iced Earth (power metal part), Queensr├┐ch (prog element) and Helloween (speed part).

Another thing we must highlight here : Rick Mythiasin's VOICE. On first listening you will bet Bruce Dickinson is the real singer of this record. Don't count on it !!! I have seen them (opening of Gamma Ray) and Steel Prophet's singer will be recognized in near future as one of the best metal voice around. He can sing every notes he wants. Just Amazing !!!

For all fans of Iron Maiden (voice and guitars solos), Helloween, Iced Earth and Queensr├┐ch (early years), this one is for you. We will not apply the "buy or die rule". Run to your nearest vendor and get it. "Buy or go straight to hell" !!

Killing Songs :
All !!!
Danny quoted 95 / 100
Other albums by Steel Prophet that we have reviewed:
Steel Prophet - Omniscient reviewed by Andy and quoted 77 / 100
Steel Prophet - Into The Void (Hallucinogenic Conception) reviewed by Ben and quoted 85 / 100
Steel Prophet - Beware reviewed by Ben and quoted 52 / 100
Steel Prophet - Unseen reviewed by Danny and quoted 80 / 100
Steel Prophet - Book Of The Dead reviewed by Danny and quoted 92 / 100
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