Sunday, December 1, 2013


Legendary CHASTAIN's "Surrender To No One" marks the return of original vocalist Leather Leone. Leather was the vocalist on the classic CHASTAIN albums "Mystery of Illusion, Ruler of the Wasteland, The 7th of Never, The Voice of the Cult, and For Those Who Dare." There is, also, the returning in the band of its original bassist Mike Skimmerhorn. The drums are now being handled by Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind, Firewind).

Axeman David T. Chastain states, "Leather and I picked up right from where we left off as if no time had elapsed since the For Those Who Dare tour. We have been working on this material for nearly a year and it was difficult to choose from all of the songs we had written. Our goal was to keep one foot in the 'old days' and one foot in 2013. Stian's drumming helped modernize the sound. I think Leather is basically the same vocalist as she was in our earlier days. Judging from her recent Keep It True concert it is obvious she still has what it takes in the live arena. I feel 'Surrender To No One' fits right in with her other CHASTAIN albums." 

Leather further adds, "I find much of it to be classic CHASTAIN. There are undeniably some modern concepts involved, life changes, we grow!! But I guarantee it will not disappoint, it is a CHASTAIN Cd!!"

And believe me, this is a pure and 100% Chastain album all the way, I would add!! It contains eleven classic heavy metal dynamites strong enough to make your head banging!! Heavy and in-your-face riffs, some really inspired and melodic solos, powerful performances, a tight musicianship and, most of all, well-written songs in an old-fashion way.

From the metal anthem of "Stand And Fight" to the last epic power metal tune of "Bleed Through Me" the album is a pure metal delight that will please every single fan of this band but, also, it will be a chance for some new metal-heads to discover a very good band!
Heavy Paradise's Rating : 8/10

Track List :
01. Stand And Fight
02. Call Of The Wild
03. Deep Down In The Darkness
04. Freedom Within
05. I Am Sin
06. Rise Up
07. Evil Awaits Us
08. Fear My Wrath
09. Save Me Tonight
10. Surrender To No One
11. Bleed Through Me

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