|Out now on HHR, 8-page booklet with slightly different layout than the European pressing. Vinyl version available [here]
After rollin' out several successful EPs, the heavy metal hammer of ARMOUR strikes hard n' heavy with their highly anticipated debut full-lengther featuring all new high voltage hits. This is no lame retro-joke playing pub tribute nights; these accomplished Finn's boast the best elements from the great heavy metal 80's with style n' class. Expect no melodic glam, ARMOUR are heavy as Hades delivering it fast n' loud... a real jammer guaranteed to rock your socks off! Cover painting by Joe "Motorhead" Petagno.
FOR DIE HARDS OF: early W.A.S.P., Accept, Running Wild, Exciter
TRACK LIST: Rock'n'Roll Tonite, The Time Is Right, Sex Demon, Roll Out (Or Get Rocked), Satan's Knights, Can't Resist Your Spell, Magick Armour, Hellfire, Ready to Attack, Heavy Metal Drinkers
'"The badass party record of the year, filled with heavy anthems guaranteed to gain them a good deal of attention'10 irresistible cuts of metal that are sure to make them big-time legends in their own right'Bringing back what made '80s metal so grand and glorious, Armour is THE band destined to present a whole new generation an almighty taste of a genre that shall never die. The year may be young, but it's safe to say that Armour has surely unleashed one of the finest metal debuts of 2010" 'Highwire Daze
'"The song titles, the solos, the cover art ' EVERYTHING is there on the Finns' self-titled album, and it's all really, really AWESOME. Well' the lyrics are kind of stupid, but who needs lyrics when you've got riffs and fist-pumping anthems, anyway'...Armour might be a means of more stripped-down, back-to-the-basics metal, but goddamn if they couldn't fit right next to TANK, ACCEPT, or W.A.S.P. But it doesn't feel like a throwback ' it sounds earnest, and the songs are, ultimately, AWESOME. Have I used 'awesome' yet'...At the end of the day, Armour seems more sincere than a plethora of throwback bands playing metal the way metal was played in its heyday, and that's the reassuring and redeeming thing about this band...Ultimately, Armour should remind people why they like metal in the first place" 'Metalsucks.net [4.5/5 rating]
'"Succeeds wildly and leaves the listener with a permanent grin and a fist thrust high in the air' Those that either came of age during the '80s or that have gone back to find out what all the fuss was about will find ARMOUR's frill-free exercise in bombastic '80s party-time metal a gigantic treat'transcending the actual songwriting is a white-hot and supremely high-energy heavy metal vibe that feels so right. A slew of killer solos bolster the effort big time. Not unlike what Sweden's BULLET did on Bite the Bullet, Armour's self-titled disc pays respect to the rockin' side of '80s heavy metal in a genuinely appealing way by cranking the amps and letting it all hang out. Put simply, Armour nails it" 'Blabbermouth.net [8/10 rating]
'"File this one under holy shit: Finland's Armour have just released one of the finest slabs of '80s-fueled heavy metal to come across the desk over here at Chez Hellbound in quite some time'these bad boys pay homage to the fist pumping sounds of ACCEPT and W.A.S.P. in their prime. Great riffs, anthemic choruses and just enough testosterone and swagger to pull this stuff off'Really impressive stuff" 'Hellbound.ca