TARCHON FIST - CELEBRATION
(Pure Steel Promotion)
Review by Officer Nice
This is my first review after the terror attacks in Brussels…. Those unscrupulous, heartless and cowardly bastards killed for no reason and I can only hope the world will smash Daech (I refuse to call them IS - Islamic) down. Why I am mentioning this in a review? Well, I have two reasons. First of all Metal To Infinity wants to send wholehearted condolences and support to the families and friends of all those innocent victims, may these brave people rest in peace! Secondly there’s the fact that Tarchon Fist come from Italy and we can expect an immense attack in Rome one day! Daech promised to take over the Vatican, so Italians, be aware and stand your ground!
Okay, enough about politics and let’s talk about some good old metal! Old? Not exactly because Tarchon Fist is only ten year old but musical wise you’ll hear some old stuff. These guys are playing Heavy Metal from out of the Eighties, with a modern production. This is their fourth effort since their start but I can’t compare with their previous released albums because this is my first meeting. What I understand, after digging more info about the band, is that “Celebration” is a compilation album, with only one new track.
What can I tell about this band? Well, that they play for the full 100% True Metal from the beginning till the end. They deliver the kind of music the Keep It True public surely adores. It includes all ingredients of the genre; hard hitting riffs, melodic Heavy loaded refrains, lots of leads and a singer with a strong voice and a scream here and there. The traditional bands that stood at the cradle of our entire scène were influencing for these guys, that’s a fact. So, you will not hear, not even for a slice of a second, something original. Fans of traditional Heavy Metal should like this and for people who are ignorant about the band this is a good start. I hear great guitar solo’s, good played twin guitars, well produced songs wit great arrangements and a singer with a good and powerful clean voice. This lad, Mirco ‘Ramon” Ramondo, contains a strong pair of lungs and fits this kind of Metal perfectly.
Fans of bands like Manowar, Accept, Vengeance, Primal Fear etc. really should try this band out. Tarchon Fist will never rule the world but they’re strong in what they are doing. The band travelled already in several European countries so maybe one day you can see them on stage in your land. I would in that case take the time to watch their show because this band is good and delivers an enjoyable CD. Check them out at http://www.tarchonfist.com. http://www.tarchonfist.com/ Order at: http://www.puresteel-shop.com/TARCHON-FIST-Celebration_1
My rating: 81 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish