Battering Ram (Iron Savior album)

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Battering Ram
Iron Savior Battering Ram.jpg
Studio album by Iron Savior
Released 18 June 2004
Recorded October 2003 – February 2004 at Powerhouse Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Power metal, heavy metal
Length 47:52
Label Noise / Sanctuary
Producer Piet Sielck, Iron Savior
Iron Savior chronology
Condition Red
(2002)
Battering Ram
(2004)
Megatropolis
(2007)
Singles from Battering Ram
  1. "Time Will Tell"
    Released: 2004

Battering Ram is the fifth studio album by the German power metal band Iron Savior. It is the first album to feature bassist Yenz Leonhardt.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Piet Sielck, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Battering Ram"4:49
2."Stand Against the King" (music by Joachim Küstner, lyrics by Sielck)5:01
3."Tyranny of Steel" (music by Küstner, Sielck; lyrics by Sielck)4:27
4."Time Will Tell"4:11
5."Wings of Deliverance"4:48
6."Break the Curse"4:01
7."Riding Free"5:15
8."Starchaser" (music by Küstner, Sielck; lyrics by Sielck)4:27
9."Machine World"6:31
10."H.M. Powered Man"4:17

[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

The album was released to generally favorable reviews, with reviewers citing the band for remaining faithful to the genre of Power Metal. Allmusic gave the albume 3 1/2 stars, with Alex Henderson stating that "Everything on this CD sounds like it could have been recorded 20 or 25 years earlier, which is just as well, because Savior's members are undeniably good at what they do. No one will accuse Savior of being the most groundbreaking band in the world, but in terms of quality and craftsmanship, they deliver the goods -- and what they lack in originality, they more than make up for with passion and conviction".[2]

Personnel[edit]

Iron Savior
Additional musicians
  • Martin Christian (Paragon) – guitar solo on "Wings of Deliverance"
Production

Additional information[edit]

  • Drums recorded by Piet Sielck at KARO Studio, Brackel, Germany in October 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sielck, Piet (2004). Battering Ram (booklet). Iron Savior. California: Noise Records USA, a division of Sanctuary Records Group.
  2. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Iron Savior Battering Ram review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-02.