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Raise Your Fist
     

Raise Your Fist

by Doro
 

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For going on three decades now, German metal siren Doro Pesch has gradually been granted artificial immortality: a female, leather-clad Dorian Gray, Photoshopped into eternal youth on virtually all her album covers, forever ageless and unchanging. Much like her music, come to think of it. Released in 2012, Raise Your Fist

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For going on three decades now, German metal siren Doro Pesch has gradually been granted artificial immortality: a female, leather-clad Dorian Gray, Photoshopped into eternal youth on virtually all her album covers, forever ageless and unchanging. Much like her music, come to think of it. Released in 2012, Raise Your Fist extends this state of all-purpose artistic suspended animation once again, but it's highly unlikely Doro loyalists would want it any other way, so long as predictable but effective vintage metal anthems such as the title cut, "Rock Till Death," and "Little Headbanger" just keep on coming. Mind you, we're not talking about half-baked, done-to-death, double-kick-drum-driven power metal, either (although Doro delivers a couple of those in "Take No Prisoner" and "Revenge"), as Pesch's career predates even that style, and so does her favored metal song archetype. Hang onto your bullet belts though: is that the one and only Lemmy duetting oh so romantically with Pesch on "It Still Hurts"? Why, yes it is, and don't that just say it all about her exalted status within the metal community? Another special guest, guitarist Gus G., spews his notes all over "Grab the Bull (Last Man Standing)," but the tune disappoints and, for a change, is too dumb even for '80s metal -- like third-rate Accept, baritone choruses and all. The symphonic ballad "Engel" has Doro singing in her native Deutsch (third and fourth English-sung ballads "Free My Heart" and "Hero" are just a tad too much ballad, though), as does the driving "Freiheit [Human Rights]," proving you can take the girl out of Germany (and to Long Island), but you can't take Germany nor its almost incomparable heavy metal heritage out of the girl. Not that you'd want to: as stated previously, Doro's fans wouldn't have her any other way. Much like the singer's deceptively youthful album cover depictions, these fans too don't want to break the spell of eternal youth cast by Doro's nostalgic metal music and portrait, lest memories of precious adolescence depart forever and old age encroach upon them with a vengeance. Music...it's powerful stuff.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
Label:
Nuclear Blast Americ
UPC:
0727361272623
catalogNumber:
27262
Rank:
179828

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Performance Credits

Doro   Primary Artist
Mike Goldberg   Drums
Johnny Dee   Drums,Group Member
Nick Douglas   Bass,Group Member
Gus G.   Guitar,Soloist
Thorsten Bauer   Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Alexander Krull   Choir, Chorus
Luca Princiotta   Keyboards
Torsten Sickert   Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Klaus Vanscheidt   Guitar,Background Vocals
Lucie Roubícková   Background Vocals
Harrison Young   Keyboards
Felix Born   Drums
Filip Sembera   Guitar
Uwe Fichtner   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Doro   Composer,Producer
Joey Balin   Composer
Mike Goldberg   Engineer
Mike "Metal" Goldberg   Engineer
Nick Douglas   Composer
Rudy Kronenberger   Engineer
Wolfgang Michels   Composer
Bas Maas   Composer,Engineer
Alexander Krull   Engineer
Chris Rakestraw   Vocal Engineer
Andreas Bruhn   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Torsten Sickert   Arranger,Engineer
Afshin Tahmasebi   Engineer
Geoffrey Gillespie   Cover Art
Lucie Roubícková   Composer
Kendall Stubbs   Composer,Programming
Thomas Kreidner   Booking
Dennis Krüger   Composer
Roderick Colebrook   Composer
Jochen Kux   Engineer
Holger Koch   Management
Filip Sembera   Composer
Dirk Wichterich   Merchandising

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