INFERNAL MANES – Infernal Manes
This Norwegian act Infernal Manes on their debut self-titled album perform a classic brand of doom-tinged NWOBHM. Expect 5 original songs full of solid heavy metal beats, epic/anthem style riffing and the larger than warrior melodies in terms of vocals. Judas Priest, Manowar, and Mercyful Fate come up the most when taking in "Infernal Manes", the sledgehammer-like "True Force of Power", and their stirring rendition of the Mercyful Fate classic "Come to the Sabbath".
Very raw, the band could be a little tighter in terms of songwriting construction but maybe their intent is more primal. This 33 minute record shows promise.