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Monday, September 07, 2015

In the SPOTLIGHT !! Thunder and Lightning - Slice Of Life !!

                    Featured in this edition of "In The Spotlight", Berlin heavy metal band Thunder and Lightning with their EP "Slice Of Life" which was released 1 year ago on Sep 6/2014. Powerfully heavy, yet melodic. They do metal with an old school vibe, but not self-limiting traditionals. Their style harkens back to the metal days with bands like Judas Priest and early Iron Maiden, but with their own uniquely original style.
                    The band has been around since 2004, released numerous albums, but gone through line-up changes as well. In 2007 current vocalist Norman "Diddi" Dittmar joined the band and it was then that TNL knew they had their man. This is their 4th release with him on vocals. Dittmar has incredible vocal range , reminiscent of a Rob Halford or a Paul DiAnno. 0-100  in 3 seconds flat !! A brilliant dual guitar assault from Marc Wüstenhagen & Benjamin Dämmrich provides a storm of killer riffs and lightning licks !! Deadly bass lines from Robert "Hoschi" Rath and earth shattering drums from Steve Mittag give Thunder and Lightning that XXXplosive TNL sound !!
                    The EP has 5 tracks. The first 4 are high octane heavy metal anthems !!  Man On The Wire, Low Winter Sun, Journey Of The Damned and TNL. The final song is a beautifully arranged acoustic number entitled Horizon which showcases Dittmar's vocal talents. This is not just a fantastic metal album, but a fantastic rock album as well. Tons of  riffs, clean licks and killer vocals with lyrics you can understand. Highly recommended and a recipient of the Trike's Trax 5 star seal of approval !! 


Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)