| Nuclear Blast | Release Date: 19th Oct 2012
Critic score distribution:
There's not much more to say than this: Raise Your Fist is premium Doro, and one of her finest albums. Don't miss it.
Raise Your Fist is a confident, well crafted, classic metal album, which offers a slab of horn-throwing anthems, with just the right amount of sentiment.
Despite the predictability of "Raise Your Fist", there's a hair more urgency to the album and a lot more angst behind Doro's delivery.
Overall if you are a fan of Doro you already know what to expect from this 12th studio album and, judging by its chart performance, you have already added it to your collection.
On her 12th solo album, German metal maiden Doro Pesch sounds more assured than ever, particularly as a songwriter on these 13 taut, Teutonic tunes.
With catchy hard rock anthems to virtuosic melodies, the record is a testament to Pesch’s work with great production and clean composition.
Unfortunately, I can’t in good conscience recommend this album — the build is slow for too little payoff, and the momentum is derailed by unnecessary ballads.