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Raise Your Fist [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
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, ...
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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
  • UPC: 727361272623
  • Catalog Number: 27262
  • Sales rank: 58,496

Album Credits

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 Pesch Composer, Producer
Joey Balin Composer
Mike Goldberg Engineer
Mike "Metal" Goldberg Engineer
Nick Douglas Composer
Rudy Kronenberger Engineer
Jacob Hansen Mastering
Wolfgang Michels Composer
Bas Maas Composer, Engineer
Alexander Krull Engineer, Mastering
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
Jens Dreesen Mastering
Dennis Krüger Composer
Roderick Colebrook Composer
Jochen Kux Engineer
Holger Koch Management
Filip Sembera Composer
Dirk Wichterich Merchandising
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