Swedish rockers Mean Streak released their debut CD, Metal Slave via Black Lodge Records in 2009. Mean Streak tapped into their NWOBHM influences to create a classic metal CD that kicks some major ass. Metal Slave is packed full of awesome vocals, and heavy guitar riffs that should easily please the masses.
I was immediately hooked with the opening riffs of “Whom The Gods Love Die Young”, and couldn’t stop listening to Metal Slave until the very end. Where on earth has Andy La Guerin been hiding? This guy has an excellent metal voice, and is one of the reasons why I find Metal Slave so fantastic. Guitarist Yngve Frank, who lays down some incredible riffs on this CD, is equally impressive.
Mean Streak has a sound that I believe is a cool mix of Judas Priest, Victory and a dabble of Iron Maiden. What the band lacks in originality, they more than make up for it, with their passion for this music, and it shows on Metal Slave.
Some of the highlights on this CD, are the tunes, “Eyes of the Stranger”,”Rock City”, and the title track “Metal Slave”. I truly enjoyed this CD, and I think you will too. You can listen to Metal Slave at myspace music, at this link. For more information on Mean Streak, please visit the band’s myspace page.
Don’t miss out on one of the better rock records of 2009!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Whom The Gods Love Die Young
02. Battle Within
03. Eyes Of A Stranger
04. The Seventh Sign
05. Raise Your Hands
06. Rock City
07. Sin City Lights
08. Carved In Stone
09. Metal Slave
10. Sinner n´Saints
Mean Streak is:
Peter Anderson – Bass
Andy La Guerin – Vocals & Guitar
Yngve Frank – Guitar
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums