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Artist: Elm Street
Title: Barbed Wire Metal
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal
Release Date: 18th November 2011
Label: Massacre Records

Album Review

ELM STREET hails from Australia and was formed in 2003 to play Heavy Metal in a nod to IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MANOWAR and SAVAGE. They must have waited for their debut album for a very long time as it only came out few months ago, but then they’re only somewhere in their early ‘20’s, which explains the possible reason behind such a gap. The cover which was made by Ed Repka (who designed artwork for MEGADEATH, VIO-LENCE and MUNICPAL WASTE) looks as it might have been inspired by the ‘Ghost Rider’ comics as well as from IRON MAIDEN’s Eddie and those who are punished by the fearsome avenger are ‘the suits’ or representatives of capitalism’s henchmen. Maybe as governments and protesters fail to bring bankers in line, ELM STREET with their ‘Barb Wire Metal’ will. If only it were so easy! If you’re looking for original ideas, this will not be for you. They’re not trying to find their own sound but are emulating their favourite bands; they are a throwback to the Heavy Metal golden era. That said it’s not an album without its fun.


01. Barbed Wire Metal
02. The Devil’s Servants
03. Elm St’s Children
04. Heavy Metal Power
05. King Of Kings
06. Leatherface
07. Merciless Soldier
08. Metal Is The Way


Ben Batres – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Aaron Adie – Lead Guitar
Brendan Farrugia – Bass Guitar
Tomislav Perkovic – Drums

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Music: 6
Sound: 7
Total: 6.5 / 10

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