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A pretty decent old school metal album.

This is an interesting little disc, containing not one, not two, but three of the Duncan family, led by Armoured Saint’s Jeff Duncan on guitar and vocals. That alone should give you reason to expect catchy heavy metal with much posing, and you’d be right on the money.

DC4 is completed by Shawn and Matt Duncan on drums and bass respectively, whilst ex Dio axeman Rowan Roberts trades licks with their brother. The album starts off blisteringly well, with a title track that is just a big ball of heavy rock perfection, mindful of Blaze Bayley on top form. Jeff Duncan has an okay voice that suits the music, and the whole thing is well put together thanks to behind the scenes knob twiddler Joey Vera. Musically, the band shoot their load with that one track, as the rest of the album doesn’t quite match up.

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There’s certainly some good tracks, such as ‘ Rock & Roll Disease’, ’Candy Caine’ or ‘God Complex’, and some of the guitar solos are bang on, but when the momentum is stalled, such as with the almost terminally dull ‘This Is What You Wanted’, which seems to go on for hours and hours. Mind you, that aside this really is a pretty decent old school metal album, just not something to get too excited about.

Alan Holloway

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