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The Human Factor

Metal Church

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Album Review

There's often a fine line between hard rock and heavy metal, but with Metal Church, there was never any doubt — they were always very much a metal band. When major record companies were quick to sign faceless Warrant clones and Poison imitators, Metal Church stuck to its guns and never lost its integrity. After five or six years with Elektra, the headbangers moved to Epic with The Human Factor. Much of the writing is quite substantial, and Metal Church tackles social and political subjects with inspired results on songs ranging from "Date with Poverty" and "Flee From Reality" to "The Final Word" (which addresses the flag-burning controversy of 1991 and asserts that the U.S., whatever its faults, is still the best place to live). The Human Factor shows that Metal Church was an exciting band, and certainly one of substance.

Biography

Formed: 1984 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Formed Seattle in 1982, Metal Church consisted of vocalist David Wayne, guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Craig Wells, bassist Duke Erickson, and drummer Kirk Arrington. Their 1985 self-titled debut album, recorded when the thrash/speed metal genre was still evolving, made a huge splash on the scene, as did its similar follow-up, The Dark. However, the band really hit its stride when Wayne left and was replaced by Mike Howe on 1989's Blessing In Disguise; Vanderhoof left after the album due to his...
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  • 7,99 €
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: 1991

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