Doro has been one of those artists, that you can depend on, from release to release. Doro album's are dependable, and you pretty much know what you are going to get, from release to release, just like AC/DC and Motorhead, which is not a bad thing. She went through an experimental phase, in the 90's, but has really settled in, on her sound, over the past 3 to 4 releases. As one would expect her latest release Raise Your Fist picks up where Fear No Evil left off. The CD is packed with 13 songs of unadulterated heavy metal.
The songs are melodic, as one would expect, but they also seem a bit more intense and pissed off. Doro sings, on this CD, with more aggression, which gives the record a heavier feel. Songs like Take No Prisoner and Revenge are prime examples of Doro expressing her heavier side. There are also some great anthems on the CD, like Rock Till Death and Grab the Bull (Last Man Standing). Lots of variety on this disk; ballads, rockers and anthems, what else do you need?
Bottom Line: Doro, once again delivering a solid release and proving why she is the queen of metal. A great selection of well written catchy tunes.
Standout Tracks: Coldhearted Lover, Rock Till Death, Freiheit (Human Rights) and Hero
-Ragman is raising his fist.