The album opens with the highly energetic 'Release The Fever', a song truly deserving of its title. This is about as seventies sounding as it can possibly get. Up-tempo drums, a bit punk-rock like perhaps, strong riffs and awesome Hammond sounds. Above all of these, the rough voice of Renato appears, perfectly fitting in with the music. From there on, it's rock 'n' roll party all the way.
There's a number of bands that come to mind when I listen to 'Monster Man'. Deep Purple is the first one, especially in the track 'Monster Man'. Shortly after Living Colour, Gary Moore, Guns 'n Roses and Led Zeppelin appear. At one point, I even called 'No Surrender' a Pantera blues song. I don't really know where that comes from but it certainly shows how powerful this music can actually be.
The album alternates between fierce rockers, like the massive 'Stanced' to high level blues tracks, like 'Novel'. My favorite lies somewhere in between, namely the groovy 'Up Above'. I would like to recommend this piece of work to every fan of decent rock music and certainly to the old school blues fans. It's a great deviation from the often over-distorted metal scene of today, a stunning flashback into the time where it all started...