Good to see Metal Church back in the studio again, after they disbanded a few years ago. When I reviewed their 2006 release "A light In The Dark", I stated that it was a shame that Ronnie Monroe's vocals was a bit of a let down, as the album itself was excellent. Well, the five years hiatus has worked a treat. Not only do we have the usual high standard tracks, with the usual ferocious metal riffs, but this time the vocals are spot on, which makes the album a joy to listen to. It's straight forward non stop metal from the off. As the vocals are much better now, this is probably their best album to date (yes, including The Dark). Recommended for all those that still love the 80's metal scene.
First of all it is nearly impossible for a band to recreate that epic sound that fans deem the "glory years", especially after lineup changes, Wayne's death(R.I.P brother), and Mike Howe retiring.
Long time fan of Metal Church, and I caught their last show when they decided to close the church down after Rocklahoma in the US. Now Vanderhoof and company are back, and although most critics didn't give glowing reviews regarding the band for their newest release, the CD has some catchy riffs and moments where some songs send you back in time to that classic sound. From the opening song Bulletproof to the closing track Media Horse, Monroe does a phenomenal job on the album, and this album has been in my CD player rotation along with the new Death Angel since they were released. I hope that the band, although it may not be the "BIG" comeback album everyone has begrudged them for, shows a glimmer of greater things to come and the METAL CHURCH are back in form and on tour! Favored tracks: Generation Nothing Scream Dead City Close the Bone
METAL CHURCHS most recent album, and a corker of THRASH METAL it is, the thing with all music now is the production is up there unlike years ago when the albums sounded like they were recorded on a phillips cassete deck so now THRASH METAL is powerful like it was meant to be. They never beacame an arena act but who cares? they should have been. They don,t really come to Bririan much nowadays but get this if your into THRASH METAL of ANY ERA.