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OZ "Burning Leather" CD
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Written by Fab   
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:16



AFM Records
18.11.2011




Finnish Hard-Rock legend OZ is back ! For the youngest readers, I'd say OZ is one of those too much underestimated bands of the 80's that had a huge talent but never got the deserved recognition.. which led them to have now a "cult" status... still better than nothing, eh !
20 years after their last album "Roll The Dice" (they did 5 albums from 1985 to 1991) the band returns with "Burning Leather" on AFM Records which seems to be a guarantee of quality considering the bands that are already on the label's roster (ALMAH, AXXIS, BLOODBOUND, CRYSTAL VIPER, HELSTAR, MASTERPLAN, NIGHTMARE, PARADOX, UDO to name a few..). "Burning Leather" is made of 11 songs and immediately the opener "Dominator" smashes your face like a hammer ! Can't imagine the fever of this song on stage, this one is really amazing with catchy refrains that urge for wild headbanging ! But the best surprise after that first song comes from the next ones.. I mean, ALL the next songs  of the album ! I'm totally blown away by the rough energy OZ can carry ! Be it "Search Lights", "Seasons In The Darkness", "Burning Leather", they all have that thing that's here to kick your ass and make you bang your head ! The production is also really impressive in my opinion in the sense that it really sticks to the 80's style of the band ! Reminds me a bit of the "British Steel" production at times, and it is perfect to make you catch the essence of the songs, great brilliant job ! The band is back & well in shape and it seems time has had NO effect on their songwriting (proof are the re-recorded versions of their classics "Fire In The Brain", "Gambler", "Third Warning"), OZ are after all these years still able to deliver hi-class hard-rocking Heavy-Metal ! Highly recommended to all die-hard metal maniacs longing for the good old days when Priest/Accept/Maiden ruled the scene (Hey ! Wait ! They STILL Rule !!), this "Burning Leather" is a must-have !



> www.ozofficial.com

 

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