Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chastain - Ruler of the Wasteland

Genre: Heavy Metal
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 1986
Label: Shrapnel Records

This is a heavy, vicious United States heavy metal album featuring some of the meanest female vocals ever put to tape. Leather Leone's aggressive, powerful voice dominates the sound here, but that isn't to say that David Chastain's guitar work isn't blistering - the leads rip and the riffs scorch, all riding atop a pummeling rhythm section. Basically this just rules top-to-bottom. There's not much to say about Ruler of the Wasteland, but that's not a bad thing by any means - it's just a no-frills, no bullshit heavy metal album that rules from start to finish. My only real complaint here is that it's a bit short at under 37 minutes, and I'd like this thing to kick my ass for a little longer every time. Killer.

For fans of Vicious Rumors, Metal Church, and Warlock.

Ruler of the Wasteland

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