There are no experiments here. Nobody wants to hear it from a band like Primal Fear. The band around ex-gamma Ray singer Ralf Scheepers has developed into a small but fine metal institution in Germany in recent years. And with the exception of "Rebel Faction", which is too much influenced by the overly hectic double bass playing of ex annihilator drummer Randy Black, each of the ten tracks on "Delivering The Black" works. The fact that Scheepers and Co. never move too far away from the Accept and Judas Priest sound in pure culture is expected and loved by the fans. Seen in this light, a new Primal-Fear album is never about a musical adventure. It will be delivered what has been ordered. The art lies in incorporating details such as the oriental touch in "When Death Comes Knocking", details that do not break up the old pattern, but rather subtly enrich it. In terms of craftsmanship, the work produced by Jacob Hansen is beyond all doubt anyway. What also distinguishes "Delivering The Black" is its powerful sound.
Top track: King For A Day