CD Power Game [5055011703278] (CD 6460798),
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Power Game [5055011703278]

  • 1. Chain of Youth
    2. Another Generation
    3. No Justice
    4. Searching for Paradise
    5. Naked Aggression
    6. Power Game
    7. Edge of the World
    8. Psychodrama
    9. Dead Zone
    10. Leviathan
    11. Naked Aggression [Single]
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 327

  • Credits
    ProducerRobin George
    EngineerKaz Chandler; Robin George

    Personnel: Andy Pyke (vocals, background vocals); Dave Martin (guitar, background vocals); Andy Southwell (guitar); Roger Davis (bass guitar); Lee Morris (drums); The Georgettes, Robin George (background vocals).
    Audio Remasterer: Robin George.
    Liner Note Author: Joe Geesin.
    Recording information: Dangerous Music, Salop, England.
    Probably Marshall Law's finest hour overall, 1993's Power Game featured some of the sharpest, smartest, most memorable tunes of the group's ill-appreciated career. Too heavy for traditional metal, too lightweight for power metal, songs like "Chain of Youth," "Another Generation," and the especially memorable "Searching for Paradise" nevertheless sounded exactly suited to the band's particular talents. Elsewhere, "No Justice" and "Psychodrama" are a little more ho-hum, and, admittedly, "No Justice" makes for a pretty clumsy attempt at a power ballad, but not so clumsy that it entirely ruins the album's energetic momentum. As for those never-failing comparisons to Judas Priest, they're exaggerated as usual, since Marshall Law's biggest similarity to the British metal legends is probably possessing an absolutely brilliant dual-guitar team in Dave Martin and Andy Southwell. And even though demonic closer "Leviathan" unquestionably has a "Painkiller" feel to it, the song is so awesome on its own terms, it's hard to complain, really. Influence and plagiarism are quite different things, after all, and Power Game is most certainly steeped in the first, not the second. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

  • Critic Reviews
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Guitarists Martin and Southwell mix chunky riffs and hot solos, with producer Robin George turning that into a wall of sound -- one you hit at speed from the opening track."
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