"BRACE FOR IMPACT"
GUN BARREL hails from Germany and have been unleashing their brand of Heavy
Metal since 2000. These guys have taken the old school tradition of Rock 'n' Roll and
mixed it with Traditional Heavy Metal and come up with a musical formula they like to
call "Dirty Rock 'n' Roll". They do have a strong Rock / Heavy Metal sound to the music,
but they build off of that with other styles of music. There is a strong Power Metal sound
which is mostly present in the strong vocal styling of Patrick Suhl. His vocals do take me
back to such greats as Ronnie James Dio and Geoff Tate of QUEENSRYCHE. The
guitars have a mixture of Traditional Heavy Metal, Power Metal and some early Thrash
Metal influences in the vein of ANVIL, RAVEN & SAXON. I grew up listening to a lot
of the bands that started this style, so it's really cool to hear bands like GUN BARREL
carrying on this sound. Fans of the above bands as well as GAMMA RAY, GRAVE
DIGGER & SEVEN WITCHES will also get into these guys. Check them out!