Ignited - Steelbound - Reviewed By All Around Metal ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.allaroundmetal.com/component/content/article/26-releases/7530-il-debutto-degli-ignited-raggiunge-la-sufficienza
Ignited, a band formed in 2017 that crossed the finish line of the debut album with this "Steelbound", originally released as a self-production in November 2019, and was later released by the Brazilian label Voice Music in June this year. The disc consists of 10 tracks, without the usual useless intro, for a total of just under 40 minutes total; songwriting is therefore concise and never prolex. The band's traditional heavy metal, with a few calls to power, is pleasantly heard, although I did not find on the tracklist any hit that could blow you out of the chair; listening is absolutely not tiring but, also, it has no particular qualitative peaks, also thanks to a drum rhythm that is not always sparkling. Of course, if all the tracks were like the opener "Igntion" or the final "Rotting", we would be talking about a much better record but, on their own, these two tracks are not able to make the album stand out compared to the average. You should not approach this full-lenght looking for originality or innovation because these are not the objectives of Ignited, passionate about these classic sonorities, already heard over the years by numerous other groups around the world. I think I have to spend two words on the singer Denis Lima, who has a hyper-acute hugola, perhaps more suited to speed metal than to this kind of heavy/power; I believe that shouting from start to finish is not really the best of life and should take a little more care of expressiveness, also giving color and warmth to one's singing performance. But here we are in the field of personal opinions which, as such, are widely questionable, so I think it is better to close the debate. "Steelbound" is equipped with pleasant artwork and, as mentioned, lets itself be heard pleasantly, we are not faced with a record that will go down in the history of metal music (I believe in fact it will probably remain in the underground), but still to a work that can certainly wrest sufficiency. 3/5 - All Around Metal
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.
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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