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Artist: Soldier
Title: Dogs Of War
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 30th August 2013
Label: Starhaven Records

Album Review

SOLDIER is a NWOBHM band that was formed billions of years ago in the year of the lord 1979. These guys from Northampton (UK) mean business, this ain`t no retro band this is the real stuff, pure and real. The band was originally formed by Garry Phillips (vocals), Ian Dick (guitar), Steve Barlow (bass guitar) and Ian Astrop (drums), since then this NWOBHM outfit saw many line-up changes. The band’s first unnamed demo was released in 1982 as well as their first single ‘Sheralee / Force’ and a live album called ‘Live Forces’. SOLDIER disbanded rather quickly after these releases and this status did last until the reunion in 2002 which resulted in the EP ‘Infantrycide’ in 2003. in 2004, the guys released the single ‘Murderous Night’ and one year later the full-length album ‘Sins Of The Warrior’.

The follow-up to this record is the one I am listening to right now and to spoil it all: it is a good one. The title track ‘Dogs Of War’ is a little hit in itself, catchy and very well done. Richard Frost`s voice is a pleasant experience for a change and the two guitarist know exactly what they do even if I would have appreciated twin guitar duels. Once again I am not able to spot the bass but hey that is a problem I seem to have very often. The drums sound rather thin but in a way I like (sounds old-school like the guitars on ‘Kill `Em All’). This album is really old-school and that said you all should know that i give it an epic thumbs-up. Listen to SOLDIER `nuff said!


01. Dogs Of War
02. I Can’t Breathe
03. Fireflies
04. The Eye
05. Lock N’ Load
06. Bedlam
07. Demon In The Room
08. I Am
09. Forever
10. Take Me Home
11. No Man’s Land
12. Sheralee
13. Crash Course
14. The Hanging Tree


Ian Dick – Guitars
Alex Smith – Drums
Miles Goodman – Guitars
Richard Frost – Vocals
Dave Harrison – Bass

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Music: 8
Sound: 8
Total: 8 / 10

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