Hell & Fury
Europe specialise in female fronted metal acts quite generously and Mystery Blue are indeed a treat amongst many. Neither over-pretentious or preferring to adhere to some long-drawn goth metal feel they keep it sweet and simple, sticking to a healthily straight ahead trad metal noise. Being a single guitar act doesn't discourage Frenzy from letting rip with true Maiden -schooled splendour, dealing in a classy selection of lines that do front woman Nathalie's pure voice loveable justice. 'Hell & Fury', 'Endangering species', 'Metal Attack', 'Fate', 'Nuclear Skies' and 'Deadly Nightshade' are built around moderately progressive rhythm arrangements that keep you listening without losing attention and just savour the band's unashamedly delicious old school swagger with no additional flavours added to satisfy the fashion hungry. (like that's going to happen, with songs about metal). Excellent stuff altogether with very few grating elements, it's only a mystery why this blue were unknown to those on our side of the channel for so long. Let's pray that this review is one of many to grab them some vital attention.