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On disc: Human Race



- Dirt Eater - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars
- Dirt Eater - Volker Raabe - 8 stars









Dirt Eater

Dirt Eater
(Massacre Records - 2001)


It seems that these days more and more melodic metal bands see the light of day. In the 80's a lot of melodic metal bands came from Scandinavia and Human Race follow their tradition. The Gothenborg-based band released a mini album in 1997, but it was a Japan-only release. About a year later For The Sake Of Soul been released through Z Records, with Dirt Eater the band now got a real chance to conquer the melodic metal world. Songs like Ending Calling or Free Your Mind (it's not a cover of the En Vogue song! ;-) ) are melodic, but have a lot of power as well. The quartet offer an album which is old school. but they don't sound old-fashioned!
With One By One and Rainbow's Tarot Woman they have two cover versions on the album. Tarot Woman shows the talent of singer Stefano Marchesini who's vocals are a trademark of Human Race.
In difference to the tradition their lyrics don't just deal with the wine-women-love kinda themes, e.g. The Web.
Listen to: Free Your Mind, The Web and Don't Look Back.


7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt
 

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Dirt Eater

Dirt Eater
(Massacre Records - 2001)


The band Human Race from Gothenburg is presenting themselves on their second album Dirt Eater in the vain of Pretty Maids. The quartet is playing old-school melodic metal which shows the strength of the band soon and with singer Stefano Marchesini they have a good front man. The fast Paralyzed and the heavy rocker Ending Calling as well as the epic Brand New Dawn show the band as a heavy and melodic act. The cover version Tarot Woman from Rainbow is done very well. Human Race are on the way to fight their way to the top of melodic metal, but it's all to wait and see, if they can succeed in these days fast changing music business.


8 stars

Volker Raabe
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 

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