Metal Review: Doro: Raise Your Fist (2015)

Doro: Raise Your Fist

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It is simply nice to hear some good old classic metal from a familiar voice. It is so hard to be too negative on metal like this where it is bare bones metal in its rawest form. The tracks are simply well written and well sung. Classic metal with a good vocalist is easy to listen to at any time and Doro’s Raise Your Fist is no different on that front.

Of course, some of the time, you will have to deal with generic song titles and lyrics and Doro is not spared on that front here. Some of the lyrics written on this album were overused by 1986 already.

The title track, “Raise Your Fist,” is just an anthemic rocker that has the makings of a song that we will be rocking to for decades.

The musicianship is top notch on Raise Your Fist is top notch as well. The guitar playing on “Rock Till Death” is one of the best examples of nice guitar playing.

One of the major downsides is the use of Motorhead frontman Lemmy. You would expect that he would be brought in to perform on a rocker, but instead is used on a ballad. While he does not sound horrible, some notes are strained and make for a bad choice on vocalists on this one. This ends up being one of Doro’s best vocal performances on the album though.

The other downside is that nearly half of the album are filler songs. This has been a critique of Doro for a while.

Of course, the positives far outweigh the negatives on this one, so we should all raise our fists and scream to the heavens, or at least pick up Doro’s Raise Your Fist.