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Bass, My Fever (IT)

Bass, My Fever (IT)

Still Chained is a record that will surelly seduce anyone loves classic hard rock but also the many enthusiasts of german hard’n’heavy scene, an assurance as regards style and longevity.

„…all the songs are excellent characterized by a mature and gritty sound. The title track is equally beautiful with an effective lead bass; the same applies to the hard and elegant “Dark night”, the metronomic “Born to lose”. The riff of “Time runs out” is very successful, this is one of the most enthralling ever….“

Manuela Avino-Luca De Pasquale2019

Metal Temple (BR)

“Still Chained” is a fine example how veterans must do the job, so get your copy and support MASS, because they really deserve it. (9/10)

„…They’re back after all these years unleashing a mix between Classic Rock and Hard Rock, done with a massive dose of energy, but always tempered with fine melodies and keyboards arrangements. They’re in the same vein of names as DEEP PURPLE and URIAH HEEP, but bearing an aggressive insight like JUDAS PRIEST and KROKUS had on the first years of the 80’s. But their music sounds alive and never outdated, showing that they still have a lot of to offer to the fans….“

„Metal Mark“ Garcia

Metal Brothers (ES)

Una vuelta justificada, hacen lo de siempre pero con más ganas que nunca y son buenos temas para salir a la carretera a defender su legado (7,5/10)

„…Buenos coros y Hard Heavy clásico alemán que recuerda a Trance o Railway en el tema Back to the Music que da la bienvenida al público, los Mass ya están aquí. Oscilando siempre entre el rock y el metal, en el caso de Straight to Hell es un completo homenaje hacia Deep Purple….“

Natalie

Metal Glory (DE)

Fazit: Welcome back, Boys.

„…Eine knackige Produktion, die einerseits zeitgemäss ist, sich aber andererseits auch wunderbar der angesprochenen Ära anbiedert, ist dabei ein dicker Pluspunkt. Doch auch die Songs können überzeugen, können ohne Weiteres mit ähnlichen Releases der heutigen Zeit mithalten. Der Spagat zwischen Damals und Jetzt ist Radny ausgezeichnet gelungen, hat er doch nie die Wurzeln der Band dabei aus den Augen gelassen….“

Christoph Speidel

My Global Mind (US)

„hard rocking, kick ass classic tracks dispatched with passion and new enthusiasm“ (7/10)

„…The album gallops off to a thunderous start with “Back To The Music” which features a ripping guitar solo that solidifies the announcement that they are definitely back! Swiftly followed by a muscular drum beat and some fierce shredding in “Straight To Hell”, the album continues at a fast pace into “Break Out” and “Kick Your Ass” which are delivered with immense energy and vigour. A throbbing bassline ensues for “Chained” with a simple chorus and some impressive guitar work from Heid. “Dark Night” is given an AOR makeover with a catchy sing-along chorus, while “Cry It Out” and “War Law” take the band into Saxon territory with Pfaller resembling a growling Biff Byford….“

Caroline Blood

Power Metal (DE)

„Still Chained ist das bärenstarke Comeback“ (8/10)

„…MASS anno 2019 klingt frisch und unverbraucht. Die beiden neuen Stücke ‚Restless‘ und ‚We Are Back‘ runden das äußerst positive Gesamtbild ab…“

Tommy Schmeltz

Metal IT (IT)

„ciò che conta è attaccare il jack all’amplificatore, schiacciare „on“ e lasciarsi travolgere dalla carica del puro, diretto, incalzante Rock“

„… Il punto di forza del lavoro, oltre al songwriting fresco ed energico e al suono delle chitarre che creano veri e propri muri di suono, è il mix fra chitarre e hammond, in perfetto stile Deep Purple ( dei migliori Purple, però ) che dona un’enfasi, una carica e un groove davvero irresistibili alle composizioni…“

Marco ’Metalfreak’ Pezza

Dangerdog (US)

„Mass rocks hard and heavy with plenty of melody and harmony, beat and groove in songs filled with exciting guitar solos and catchy refrains“ (4/5)

„…One is simply the energy the band and songs have with a strong cast of young(er) talented musicians. The second thing is the staple of the Mass sound: this band can rock. Mass rocks hard and heavy with plenty of melody and harmony, beat and groove in songs filled with exciting guitar solos and catchy refrains. This is classic rock. Some of the best blasts from the past made fresh for today…“

Craig Hartranft

Powerplay Magazin (UK)

„sometimes we need music to escape to and MASS do that with precision and ease“ (8/8)

„…It’s an album that feels like a product of the era when the band were in their prime but also an album that will resonate with so many music fans these day who hanker for that classic Heep sound of the 70s in their record collection…“

Adrian Hextall

Metalunderground (AT)

„Für mich ist „Still Chained“ jedenfalls ein (unverhofft) wunderbar gelungenes Hardrock-Feuerwerk aus erdigen Riffs, Purple-beschwörenden Orgelsounds und wunderbar eingängigen Refrains. “ (4,5/5)

„… Für mich ist „Still Chained“ jedenfalls ein (unverhofft) wunderbar gelungenes Hardrock-Feuerwerk aus erdigen Riffs, Purple-beschwörenden Orgelsounds und wunderbar eingängigen Refrains. Das Album atmet die Luft der 70er und 80er, ganz als wäre diese noch frisch. Mit anderen Worten: MASS klingen zeitgemäß unzeitgemäß, also zeitlos gut.

Dank stolzen 66 Minuten Spielzeit gibt es hier nicht nur qualitativ richtig value für money…“

LEX J.OVEN

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