Label: Pride & Joy Music – PJM11336
Released: 15 June 2018
Style: Heavy metal
Crying Steel describe their style as NWoIHM (New Wave of Italian Heavy Metal). Rooted in the NWOBHM tradition, Crying Steel plays heavy metal rock. Crying Steel returns with vocal legend Tony Mills (Shy, TNT) at the microphone for their latest long player, Stay Steel. One wonders how soon he will bail on the band.To expand that a bit more, Crying Steel takes twin guitar harmony in riffs and leads, combines it with a dynamic rhythm section for gallop, and then wraps it in a hard rock groove. Then there’s the addition of Mill’s soaring clean metal vocals, backed up by the band’s gang vocals. While they don’t sound like the legendary Judas Priest, Crying Steel works the same formula. Easily recommended for all fans of Judas Priest, Strana Officina, Vanadium, Vanexa and Breaker.