Hard Music Base - 'Ambush'
Those who closely followed the
NWOBHM scene know the importance
the TYGERS OF PAN TANG played in
consolidating this movement, one
of its most important and
relevant bands, although they
never achieved the recognition
of their fellow countrymen. But
to the delight of their
Brazilian fans, Hellion Records
has just launched onto the
domestic market "Ambush", the
10th disc of the band, and one
of the best albums released in
While only guitarist Robb Weir's
remains from original lineup,
the band's sound remains totally
retro and stamps on it that
characteristic sound, ie a
finely tuned mix between organic
and traditional metal, hard and
classic rock, full of "classic"
and melodic riffs, direct and
accurate, catchy vocals and
melodies, that has the listener
singing them instinctively after
the initial hearing of the disc.
Another highlight of the
material is the Italian vocalist
Jacopo Meille, with a timbre
very pleasant and engaging,
reaching high tones with ease.
Even his improvement is
noticeable compared to the
previous disc, "Animal Instinct"
All 11 tracks presented follow a
course and are energetic,
intense and vibrant, spending
much positivity to the listener,
and while it may not bring
anything new, captivates the
quality presented, and the
passion that oozes style in
every note played by the
Listen to tracks like "Keepong
Me Alive", "One of Kind", "Man
of Fire" and "Play to Win", to
get an idea of how the band
still sounds as good even after
35 years since its formation.
The production of Chris
Tsangarides also contributed
much to the excellent outcome of
the material, especially the
choice of instruments in retro
tones without much modernity.
A disk highly suitable not only
for fans of traditional metal,
hard and classic rock, but also
to all lovers of good music in
general, butting heads with some
of the bands greatest classics
"Wild Cat" and "Spellbound" !