WINGS OF STEEL

(UNITED STATES)

GATES OF TWILIGHT

(2023)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
80's, Epic, High-pitched vocals, Old School
""Gates Of Twilight" is a fine album of melodic heavy metal from Wings Of Steel, straight out of the golden age of the 80s."
NOISE (03.11.2023)  
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Formed in 2019 in Los Angeles, Wings Of Steel quickly made a name for themselves with a suitably acclaimed debut EP, the duo formed by Parker Halub and Leo Unnemark showing fine ability for 80s-tinged Heavy Metal at the crossroads of Queensrÿche, Judas Priest and Crimson Glory.

"Gates Of Twilight" often plays old-school Heavy Metal with some fine moments of bravura. Léo Unnermark's vocals are reminiscent of Geoff Tate and Michael Kiske, with the same powerful high notes. The choruses are catchy and the galloping rhythm is effective, with huge riffs and fast, melodic solos. 'Liar In Love' and 'Gates Of Twilight' bring a more progressive edge, reminiscent of Crimson Glory, with masterful high-pitched vocals.

Closer to 80s Whitesnake-style hard rock, 'Garden Of Eden' and 'Leather And Lace' are catchy, with immediate choruses and seductive melodies with high radio potential. 'Slave Of Sorrows' and 'Into The Sun' are nice ballads full of feeling. The vocals are calm, enchanting the ear with an edgy melancholy in a 70's spirit close to Scorpions.

With "Gates Of Twilight", Wings Of Steel confirms the hopes placed in them. This is a fine album of melodic, fast and technical heavy metal that should appeal to fans of 80s metal. We'll be keeping a close eye on the adventures of a band who have all the cards in their hands to make it big.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Liar in Love - 4:35
02. Fall In Line - 5:39
03. Garden of Eden - 4:21
04. Cry of the Damned - 3:31
05. She Cries - 5:49
06. Lady of the Lost - 5:18
07. Leather And Lace - 3:05
08. Slave of Sorrows - 6:40
09. Gates of Twilight - 4:52
10. Into the Sun - 6:35

LINEUP:
Leo Unnermark: Chant
Mike Mayhem: Batterie
Parker Halub: Guitares / Basse
   
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