Readers can probably infer from the title, logo, and cover of Unstoppable Power that this Condor are not the Colombian heavy metal / progressive rock act. Norwegian Condor plays rocking speed metal similar to the Canadians Exciter and Razor. Riffing is primarily in the Motorhead influenced style of those two mixed with the chromatic, tremolo-picked styles of early Slayer. Leads are Slayerian noise bursts or imitations of Kirk Hammet. Norwegian Condor’s drumming is mostly crusty, background d-beating which lends the music some extreme percussive aggression not found in many 80s speeding oldies.
Song structures are the start of the problems. Condor stick to straight, rock-influenced speed metal song forms. They display little of the progressive rock influences of Motorhead nor Slayer’s early death metal, preferring to repeat themselves to hammer their point across to drunken dive bar audiences. Moreover, some of their riffs are way too evocative of legends who released much better material than them such as Sodom, Slayer, and Metallica. Condor’s music goes through one ear and out the other and makes you want to listen to Ride the Lightning again for the millionth time since you were twelve. Condor are in no way able to compete with the best contemporary speed metal bands such as the excellent Ripper from Chile. Condor could certainly improved if they stopped listening to Kreator and blasted stuff like Beneath the Remains or Blessed are the Sick instead as some of their riffs are strong but those are merely individual riffs. Unstoppable Power? More like Unstoppable Pilsner am I right?
Tags: 2017, beer metal, condor, norway, review, Speed Metal, unstoppable power
6 thoughts on “Condor – Unstoppable Power (2017)”
Damn what a shame, that ROK art is sick though
The cover looks like it from a new fukkin Sadistik Exekution album.
It was most likely made by ROK who still makes art
SERIOUS FUCKEN QUESTION
I know the general consensus on Finnish death metal here, but what does DMU think of Finnish prog?
more like Con-bore
There are intelligent lifeforms in the comments after all.
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