IVORY TOWER – Stronger (2019)

“Stronger” marks the 5th release of IVORY TOWER, a band that somehow eluded me until now. But this new album title speaks for itself: the guys are back stronger than ever, and present powerful, playful, melodic and heavy collection of songs plenty of sophisticated vocal melodies and kick-ass guitar riffs. Think of Metallica’s Black album; this is heavy but not metallic, and not hard rock but plenty of groove. Join both, add a pinch of classic ’80s and clever arrangements, and you have a very good hard ‘n heavy album.