February 24, 2020

Arsenal - Armored Choir (1990) ☠

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Heavy Metal
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☠: Selected by Lass
© 1990 Regency Records
Reviewed by Tony Cummings for Cross Rhythms.co.uk
Arsenal aren't in the First Division. Well, yes I know the Arsenal are there (and top as we go to press). What I mean is that Arsenal, the US white metal team aren't First Division metal merchants. It's hard for metal bands sporting female vocalists. Even those fine old metal warhorses Rez didn't always sound convincing with female vocals while Christine Steel, though sporting a fine name for a metal singer, too often falls into the mannered posturings that made those early Bride albums so dull, while the chorus on "Someone Believes In You" is positively wimpish. Also the songs are decidedly dull riffs-and-hooks heard a hundred times before. Great meaty drum sounds can't cover the paucity of ideas.
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