New Music Review: DORO ‘Conqueress – Forever Strong and Proud’

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Rating: 10 / 10 Stars

Rating: 10 out of 10.

DORO is: Doro Pesch (vocals), Johnny Dee (drums), Bas Maas (guitar), Stefan Herkenhoff (bass), Bill Hudson (guitar), Guest Musicians – Rob Halford, Sammy Amara

REVIEW – DORO’s latest album, ‘Conqueress – Forever Strong and Proud,’ is a robust celebration of metal, infused with both power and emotion. It kicks off with “Children of the Dawn,” a powerhouse of pounding drums and scorching leads, brilliantly complemented by DORO’s iconic soaring vocals and crunchy rhythms.

“Fire in the Sky” is an unadulterated heavy metal anthem, perfect for fist-pumping and headbanging. The album takes a nostalgic turn with “Living After Midnight,” a stellar cover of the Judas Priest classic, enriched by a duet with Rob Halford, adding an authentic classic metal vibe.

“All For You” is a soul-stirring track, inviting listeners to close their eyes and immerse themselves in the emotions conveyed through the music. “Lean Mean Rock Machine” is a high-octane anthem, a perfect soundtrack for a road trip with its pulsating rhythm and catchy lyrics.

“I Will Prevail” and “Bond Unending” are standout tracks that celebrate resilience and unity. They engage the audience with air-guitar-worthy riffs and anthemic choruses, embodying the spirit of heavy metal. “Time for Justice” showcases DORO’s versatility, combining screaming guitars, pounding drums, and her signature powerful vocals with crunchy riffs.

In a softer vein, “Fels in der Brandung” provides a moment of introspective tranquility, while “Heavenly Creatures” offers an infectious melody that stays with you. The album also includes a remarkable cover of “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” which DORO transforms into a powerful metal ballad, demonstrating her ability to cross genres seamlessly.

“Love Breaks Chains” and “Drive Me Wild” are high-energy tracks that rouse the spirit, encouraging listeners to foot stomp, fist pump, head bang, and chant along. “Rise” combines scorching leads with thundering drums, and “Best In Me” is a lighter-waving ballad, resonating with emotional depth.

Overall, ‘Conqueress – Forever Strong and Proud’ is a testament to DORO’s enduring legacy in the metal genre. The album is a skillful blend of hard-hitting metal anthems and emotionally resonant tracks, showcasing her versatility and unwavering dedication to her craft. This album solidifies DORO’s status as a venerated figure in the world of heavy metal.

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