2012 is a year rich on great heavy metal music for sure, but what we receive here is even one step ahead of being just great. Imagine a young band from Italy with a sound and feel as if we had 1979 or at latest 1981 and we would find ourselves somewhere in England. There we meet, leaning to an old factory ruin`s wall, four long haired dudes dressed in denim jeans, leather jackets, everything as worn out as it could be with a grim smile on their faces. Heavy metal dudes, honest, down to earth, talented in wielding their instruments. One of the guys is also a kind of very unique singer with a high pitched, sharp edged voice that pins your mind to this grey and shattered old factory wall. Did I hear somebody scream RETRO? Yes it is but there is more behind than meets the ear, this is authentic music played with passion and a hand for catchy, yet powerful heavy metal songs that have a timeless feel. RULER are a band that wears the hearts in the right place. They celebrate their tunes rather than just play it. If you love your heavy metal in the vein of early IRON MAIDEN, MYTHRA and SAXON but also early PRAYING MANTIS, DIAMOND HEAD and CHEVY with not so badly distorted but strong guitars and hard hitting rhythms that build songs for eternity, you are welcome to support RULER, who are next to ATTIC from Germany my personal 2012 heavy metal discovery.
Sir Lord Doom