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Ignited are a heavy metal band from Brazil formed in 2017, releasing their debut album ‘Steelbound’ in 2019.
Featuring a hard hitting, almost NWOBHM styled brand of metal, Brazilian metallers Ignited power on to the heavy metal scene with their ferocious debut ‘Steelbound’. Clocking in at just under forty minutes, Ignited pack ten songs in – starting with the electric ‘Ignition’. Featuring a fast paced “foot on the monitor” feel ala traditional heavy metal, Ignited make their entrance into heavy metal in barnstorming fashion. The big impression made by ‘Ignition’, is further enhanced by the heavier and, just as quick. ‘Pain’. Ignited may be a Brazilian band, but they have nailed the NWOBHM sound to a tee. The galloping pace of the albums opening two songs, could well have been delivered by a British band – but no, this is Ignited, from Brazil. Third song, and the title song, ‘Steelbound’ is just as heavy as what has gone before, yet manages to raise just a little feeling of menace.
Ignited sound hungry, and are definitely passionate about what they do, as the band thunder on with the mid tempo heavy stomper ‘Living In The Dark’. Taking on the mantle of anthemic metal, Ignited deliver a Manowar style anthem, minus the power metal influence – for Ignited are a heavy metal band, through and through. Featuring the more hustle and bustle style of metal, ‘Call Me To Run’ is a thunderous march of heaviness – the heaviest song heard so far. And as we approach the albums mid point, the intensity hasn’t relented for one second, the album a crushing cacophony of catchy heavy metal. Until now… ‘Times’ softening the hammer blows of the previous five songs, introducing a much more melodic feel. The influence of the NWOBHM is evidenced by the instantly recognisable buzzing riffage – the iconic guitar sound of the NWOBHM evolution. If ever there was a song that described what it does – then ‘Ground Pounding’ is surely it… The ground is gonna shake and walls crumble when Ignited roll through town performing ‘Ground Pounding’. Weaklings run for cover, diehards stand tall and scream “yeaaahhhhhh”.
And as we enter the albums final quarter, we find Ignited wandering the border of power ballad territory with ‘Shining Void’, having a look, but never entering. Like a Maiden or a Priest that get close to ballads but remain just too heavy to fall in, Ignited keep ‘Shining Void’ away from lighters in the air and a swaying audience. And I wonder what a song with the title ‘Roaring Gears’ is gonna sound like? A roaring cacophony of fast paced metal that’s what! ‘Roaring Gears’ is probably the albums heaviest and fastest offering, obliterating small towns and villages with relentless endeavour. And talking of relentless – the rhythm of the final song ‘Rotting’, hits you like a jack hammer, yet the melodic and sing a long style chorus will soothe your bruises. Ignited have greatly impressed with their debut album, delivering a pulsating slice of very heavy, and very traditional, heavy metal.
Overall, a ground pounding slab of intense heavy metal, featuring classic traits from the NWOBHM and traditional styles of metal. - Metal Gods TV
For fans of Judas Priest, Manowar, King Diamond
In January of 2017 the musicians Dalton Castro and Maurício Velasco decided to create Ignited, a band with the proposal to play energetic heavy metal with great melodies. To complete the lineup, they invited Denis Lima and Sama Benedet , and together finished the first songs which would become a EP to introduce them to the music scene, but with new ideas flowing it naturally became something bigger and they decided it was time to start the pre-production of a full-length.
Between April and August of 2019 the band went to Estúdio Fusão , a studio owned by Thiago Bianchi (ex-Shaman, Noturnall) , to record “ Steelbound ”, and having Thiago responsible for the production, mixing and mastering. For the artwork they partnered with Gustavo Sazes , a veteran Brazilian artist who previously worked with names like Manowar , Arch Enemy and Morbid Angel .
In its lyrics, " Steelbound " addresses different subjects and experiences that are brought to the listener through metaphors, seeking an authentic connection with the fans, giving them the opportunity to make their own personal interpretations of each song.
Ignited ’s debut album delivers energetic and catchy melodies to make fans bang their heads, with a sonority described by critics as “inspired by traditional heavy metal , but with identity and modern approach”. After making it available on digital platforms and release a video and a lyric video, the band signed a deal with Voice Music to make a physical release of the album in Brazil in June of 2020. According to Silvio Golfetti ( Korzus ), the label’s owner: “ Ignited has a captivating sound, with a lot of weight and technique. Made for those who love the best and purest heavy metal !”.
- Denis Lima - Vocals - Dalton Castro - Guitars - Sama Benedet - Bass - Maurício Velasco - Drums