Aska - Avenger
Midwest Records/Ema Records
80's Heavy Metal
11 songs (50'30)
Release year: 2000
Reviewed by Danny

Finally !!!

After reading many (promising) reviews last year on Avenger and considering there was no more promos available for (that's what the band told us), I finally found this killer at Wacken (at the famous Metal Market).

Coming straight from the 80's and being totally influenced by Iron Maiden and Dio, Aska delivers a powerful heavy metal record that must be in your metal collection if you are a true fan of the 80's. If you are also a fan of the latest Jacobs Dream or Jag Panzer, jump on it too!

Excellent production, excellent songs and the high (selling) point of Aska : a wonderful vocalist. Crown Of Thorns starts and the singer immediately plays with his vocals and sings like ... Ronnie James Dio. You could swear and bet all your money this is Dio singing on Avenger. The song writing is also very influenced by "little dragon" and all in all, Avenger is a fine piece of classical heavy metal.

From Iron Maiden to Dio, Aska hasn't yet fully digested its direct influences and the song-writing is a bit old-fashioned of course, but who cares as the songs stay in your mind forever once they are printed in your mind. I can't simply wait for the next album (and pray this time the band will have a promo for us ;-) ).

If you fall in front of Aska's Avenger, don't forget to buy it !!!

Killing Songs :
The whole record !!!
Danny quoted 80 / 100
Other albums by Aska that we have reviewed:
Aska - Nine Tounges reviewed by Ben and quoted 84 / 100
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