This tribute album was a special release for Keep It True this year. The first track is by Attacker with 'Cry of the Banshee' and they do a killer version. Evil Invaders is one of the bands that are similar to Exciter’s sound and they do a great cover of ‘Violence and Force’ and it just sounds really natural for them. Ranger’s cover of ‘Evil Sinner’ is absolutely amazing. They really knocked it out of the park. The vocals just fit the speed metal madness of the song and I always felt like Ranger had an Exciter speed metal elements anyway, so this was really cool to hear. Ram with ‘Beyond the Gates of Doom’ surprised me the most of how good the cover was. Just a lot of power behind it and I was really impressed with their cover. Savage Master with ‘Saxons Of the Fire’ came off with a bit more punky vibe to it compared to the other bands but once again another great cover. Visigoth's cover of ‘Rising of the Dead’ was excellent and it’s a different to the more epic style that Visigoth have on their original recordings but they nail this style and it sounds great. Vulture another killer speed metal band from Germany cover my favorite Exciter song ‘Feel the Knife’ and it’s absolutely amazing and along with the Visigoth and Ranger are my favorites of the covers off this tribute album. A Job well done to Skol records for a great selection of bands to cover Exciter.
Promoter for the LA show