Mercy Rule - Overrruled

Sunday 1st July 1990
Mercy Rule - Overrruled

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: REX Music 0893
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Matt Anderson

Mercy Rule had a song on the 'Underground Metal' album called "Cities Are Burning" which wasn't brilliant. This LP is definitely better, but still contains some fairly unpleasant dual vocals which put me off "Cities Are Burning".  Mercy Rule remind me of Stryper and at times are a pretty decent young band. The lead guitars sound good but the rhythm sound is a little dodgy. The songs range from very average to very good. "There's A Love" and "Stand On The Rock" suffer from too many backing vocals and only average lead vocals. I wish the band would try to be more original instead of sounding like hundreds of other American hard rock bands. This LP has yet another of those blurred, boring, cheap and nasty covers with lyrics on the back with no inlay sheet. Buy Overruled if you are looking for more Christian metal and don't mind paying £6.49 for a rather uninspiring debut.

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