Easy Rider – Regeneration

Easy Rider – Regeneration

For their latest release, Easy Rider has recruited an American vocalist by the name of Ron Finn.  Finn’s vocals follow in the Bruce Dickinson / Michael Kiske territory and are quite complimentary with the Spanish power metal quartet.

Musically, Easy Rider compares favorably with Bruce Dickinson’s solo efforts such as “Chemical Wedding” and “Accident Of Birth” which is most evident of the track “Chariots Of The Gods”.  “Eyes That Can’t See” is a killer track with its straight-ahead power metal riffs.  The mellow “Spectre Of Sorrow” adds a softer texture with its fine instrumentation.  For sheer aggressive power, “Stranger” wonders into Primal Fear territory.

Rafa Diaz’s drumming on “Goliath” steals the show as the song has the complexity of mid 80’s Queensryche.  “Man Made Martyr” would appeal to fans of Nevermore with Finn’s vocals heading into Warrel Dane territory.

After several listens, “Regeneration” grows on you to the point of becoming a rather impressive disc that stands out on its own merits.