Rage – “Perfect Man” (1988)

RageGermany’s Rage made a few changes for this 1988 LP (Noise Records).  Rage trimmed down to a three-piece band and added a much-needed power metal element to their blurry speed attack on Perfect Man.  The result is a lean and mean record that is sure to please those who prefer a little melody with their methampheta-metal.  Band leader Peter “Peavy” Wagner provided a yelpy vocal performance (he also played bass).  Rage locked in for a furious round of brisk, concise tunes — forsaking fluff and wank for the sake of the song.  Rage gets right to the point on each and every track — and you’ve got to respect their no-bullshit approach.  The album’s absolute high water mark comes by way of the stunning speed metal masterpiece Don’t Fear The Winter — one of the best songs in the genre!  I’m also a huge fan of the (surprisingly) poignant A Pilgrim’s Path.  My score: B+


3 thoughts on “Rage – “Perfect Man” (1988)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s