Squealer - The Prophecy
AFM Records
Trash / Power Metal
11 songs (43'04)
Release year: 1999
AFM Records
Reviewed by Danny

Fourth album and those guys are still somehow almost unknown. And trust me, they really deserve to be known. OK, previous album "Wrong Time, Wrong Place" has been released three years ago now (1996) and this can explain why Squealer is still positioned in the underground championship. However, Squealer has already its own sound and its own typical melodies. No copy cat here. Trash / Power metal straight in your face. Henner (singer) has more or less the same voice with Grave Digger's singer, but more flexible. This album is slower compare to their new one (Made For Eternity). When I say slower, I mean heavier and more trashy. Production is crystal clear and I really like the artcover. "The Prophecy" starts with Friends For Life, where Tobias Sammet (Edguy's singer) has been invited for the choirs and some verse. Very good song and very good intro also. ...But No One Cares is a mid-tempo ballad with trashy part, very original. The voice of Henner on this one is impressive. Live Everyday is faster, classical power metal song, with clever lyrics and great chorus lines. But the best song on "The Prophecy" is this Nowhere To Hide. A neck breaker song !!! The guitar's riff will stay in your head forever. I See The world is a typical speed song (what a tempo my friends). "The Prophecy" ends with the first song (intro - outro).
I almost forgot the Depeche mode cover. A masterpiece. Even better compare to the original one. I am wondering who the hell is singing on this one. You will have the feeling to listen to..........Depeche Mode's singer himself. Congratulation guys.
For open mind Testament, Slayer and Iced Earth's fans, this one is for you.
I didn't know Squealer before and "The Prophecy" is one of my favorite album for 1999.

Killing Songs :
Friends For Life, Nowhere To Hide, To Die For, The Prophecy
Danny quoted 92 / 100
Other albums by Squealer that we have reviewed:
Squealer - Under The Cross reviewed by Chris and quoted 92 / 100
Squealer - Made for Eternity reviewed by Chris and quoted 90 / 100
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