After 34 years playing true honest heavy metal, Grave Digger
is still delivers. The Return
of The Reaper
is a solid album; everything that makes them such an awesome band is included in the package. The presented raw heavy riffs and the epic catchy chorus are a trademark in their albums, so is the unique Chris Boltendahl’s voice.
As a traditional heavy metal fan, I really can appreciate a singer that can sing like a man. That
“somebody is smashing my balls” vocals style doesn’t make part of Grave Digger
’s sound and that is a huge bonus! Is this album different and innovator? Certainly not!
But it doesn’t change the fact that is a pretty good metal album.
The production is crystal clear and heavy; cover art is magnificent, just to keep their tradition alive.
The highlights to me are Hell Funeral
Day, Road Rage Killer
and Death Smiles At All Of Us.
Don’t forget to stretch and warm up your neck before put the Return
Of The Reaper
on, just to avoid injuries…