DANGEROUS TIMES FOR THE DEAD - Storm the Castle - Reviewed By Obliveon ! Check it out here at this link: https://obliveon.de/review/dangerous-times-for-the-dead-dangerous-times-for-the-dead/
There is little additional information about the Utrecht-based formation and the planned release of their previous singles. So in the case of DANGEROUS TIMES FOR THE DEAD, let's just let their muck speak, which is usually the best.
The six tracks of the download don't really sound Dutch or even continental European. If I had to guess, I would have rather tapped into a band from the days of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, from which one would have made a compilation. For the fact that the boys still seem relatively young and the band was founded only in 2018, DANGEROUS TIMES FOR THE DEAD sound wonderfully anachronistic after the eighties.
This is not new, but it does really well with tracks like the Mid Tempo rocker 'Fairytale', the Groover 'Crystal Gazer' and my personal favorite track of the Dutch, the hymn-like vocals 'Storm The Castle'. Underground truffle pigs are recommended for a closer inspection. I'm curious to see what we will hear from the chapel in the future.
Ludwig Lücker awards 7 out of 10 points - Obliveon
"If Dee Snider, Glenn Danzig, Steel Panther and Iron Maiden would get together, get high, and record an album, it would sound like DANGEROUS TIMES FOR THE DEAD!"
- Sonnenberg Reviews
“For fans of classic metal, the fast pace and blistering guitar is a great tribute to the bands who were titans 30 years or so ago”
- Damage Reviews
“A potent metal brew with a hooky-ass chorus, some delicious axemanship, and a full-throttle Danzigesque momentum”
- Sleeping Village Reviews
“The NWOBHM influences shine through punching along somewhere between Iron Maiden and period Judas Priest”
- NWOBHM Blog
“Metal how I think metal should sound”
- Razende Roeland
“The vocals sound like a mix of Paul Merrell from Jaguar and Alan Marsh of Tokyo Blade”
- Klankgat Online
DANGEROUS TIMES FOR THE DEAD is a Dutch Heavy Metal band that sounds they have been transported straight out of the 80's; a hard & heavy, classic but fresh sound, truly makes them a part of the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal. Full of energy, entertaining and powerful, epic guitar solos, thumping bass and drums and a singer who cuts through all this violence with true heavy metal, high-pitched vocals. What makes them stand apart is their unique, fresh and modern-day approach, both in sound and online presence. Their goal is to passionately blast out traditional heavy metal, giving you music to raise your fists and bang your heads too!
On Monday the 14th of December Dangerous Times for the Dead will release their latest single "Storm the Castle", where they bang out another classic sounding metal track, about knights preparing for battle, a call to power, a metal rebel yell with howling metal screams!
VOCALS : Bjørn Ciggaar
GUITARS : Thijs Bouwman & Dave Pilon
BASSGUITAR : Gerrit Procée (& backing vocals)
DRUMS : Jeroen Vermeer