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Master Of Disguise + After The Fall From Grace
SAVAGE GRACE
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Hammerheart Records
18.02.2022

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SAVAGE GRACE - "Master Of Disguise" (Reissue)

SAVAGE GRACE’s debut record “Master of Disguise” is a critically overlooked speed metal gem that oozes with charisma. The Californian quintet offers nine energetic songs with a concise running time of thirty-five minutes. This re-issue include five bonus songs from the early Mini-LP “The Dominatress” and other bonus songs that offer even more value for money. The musicianship is fast but very skilled. The guitar riffs are tight, pitiless and energetic while the guitar solos find the perfect balance between melody and energy. The rhythm section is quite energetic with a vibrant audible bass guitar sound and playful drum patterns that are give the opportunity to shine on multiple occasions. The vocals are youthful, passionate and melodic and will please fans of early Heavy Metal, Glam Metal and even Punkrock alike.

While most speed metal bands sound negative in their aggressive approach, SAVAGE GRACE sound like they were enjoying themselves a great deal while recording this cult classic in the mid-eighties. SAVAGE GRACE’s “Master of Disguise” is a melodic, playful and timeless album somewhere between heavy, speed and thrash metal stylistics with a few Glam and Punk stylistics thrown in. The final result sounds absolutely unique, grows with every spin and hasn’t lost any of its charm in three and a half decades and counting.

Check this forgotten gem out, crank up the volume and party with your friends like there is no tomorrow.

Tracklist:
"Master of Disguise"
1. Lions Roar (Instrumental)
2. Bound to be Free
3. Fear my Way
4. Sins of the Damned
5. Into the Fire
6. Master of Disguise
7. Betrayer
8. Sons of Iniquity
9. No One Left to Blame
"The Dominatress"
10. Fight for your Life
11. Curse the Night
12. The Dominatress
13. Live to Burn
14. Too Young to Die
"1982 Demo"
15. Scepters of Deceit
16. Curse the Night
17. Genghis Khan
"1984 Demo"
18. No One Left to Blame

CD 1: Remixed & remastered / CD 2: Original recording
 

SAVAGE GRACE - "After The Fall From Grace" (Reissue)

The first album of SAVAGE GRACE, “Master of Disguise”, is an absolute masterpiece. It is wild, ambitious, and most importantly, very well-written. It is an essential speed metal record, which unfortunately is not as well known as it should be. “After the Fall from Grace”, the sophomore effort of SAVAGE GRACE is just as good, but in a completely different way. The message is different, the atmosphere of the record is different, but it works just as well in its own world.

This is one of the best heavy/speed/power metal albums of albums out there. From beginning to end, the album is very colorful and provides great range of different paces, song lengths, so the release never gets boring.

While it is true that the record does not sound as energetic and wild and does not want to set the world on fire as much as “Master of Disguise”, the songwriting skills improved. Songwriter Chris Logue did a great job at writing melodies that are very unique. The production was completely nailed by the band. At this time, not many bands could have a sound this clear, but thankfully, this great record was lucky enough.

Overall, this is a very strong record. It is one of my great sorrows that SAVAGE GRACE disbanded shortly after the release of this record.

Tracklist:
"After the Fall from Grace"
1. Call to Arms
2. We Came, we Saw, we Conquered
3. After the Fall from Grace
4. Trial by Fire
5. Palestinia
6. Age of Innocence
7. Flesh and Blood
8. Destination Unknown
9. Tales of Mystery
"Ride into the Night"
10. Ride into the Night
11. We March On
12. The Healing Hand
13. Burn (Deep Purple Cover)
"Compilation 1991"
14. Mainline Lover
"Live 1982"
15. Bare Bottom Blues
16. Such a Dirty Mind

CD 1: Remixed & remastered / CD 2: Original recording
 

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