[ Logo: Ignition ]
5 / 5
➤ "IGNITION take the Power in their Metal very seriously! Most of the songs on the album are bursting with bombast and 'fist into face' energy, you can clearly notice these Germans' joy of playing throughout ... a love letter to the joys of the mosh pit, an energy drink infusion ... awesome thing, more of it!"
9,8 / 10
➤ "... interestingly designed Power Metal, which is by no means designed according to usual genre templates ... plenty of freshness ... mix classic, melodic Teutonic steel of the brand early Rage to Blind Guardian, enriched with Iced Earth and Iron Maiden side blows ... melodic ... enormous potential ... a bear strong album ... breathtakingly coherent ... puts many bands from the mishmash in the shade ..."
9,5 / 10
➤ "... IGNITION clearly show all genre limitations where the hammer hangs and manage to not only stay true to their very own style but also to improve it ... harmonious, classic, partly epic-hymnal melodies that have made the leap into modernity with fresh elements and enough harshness to connect old and young ... clearly a pleasure for all senses ..."
4,5 / 5
➤ "... refreshing ideas are once again the basic concept ... strikingly multifaceted ... all compositions are perfectly matched to the plot of the lyric content and enhance the listening experience enormously ... each song has its own atmosphere that transports the listener into another world ... brilliant Power Metal album that takes the band to a new level ... IGNITION have the potential to play their way to the top of the Power Metal scene ... brings tears of joy to every Power Metal freak's face ..."
(Metal Underground AT)
9 / 10
➤ "... erinnert nicht selten an alte Blind Guardian ... ein geiles Album, dass frisch und modern klingt und richtig Power hat, ohne dabei auf Melodie und Soli zu verzichten."
13 / 15
➤ "... compositionally we are clearly dealing with the strongest IGNITION here ... impressive how all band members put themselves one hundred percent in the service of the whole, without driving any ego tours ... partly spectacular guitar work and steam hammer drumming ... usual charismatic vocals ..."
8,5 / 10
➤ "... excellent musical mixture ... 12 crunchy banging US Power Metal bangers ... with the pinch of Thrash incorporated and the melodic choruses they will surely please especially fans of early Iced Earth. Maybe I'm alone in this, but for me 'Vengeance' is even the true successor to 'Burnt Offerings', which was never created for me by the originals ... this thing is plenty of fun ..."
8,5 / 10
➤ "Blinkers have been taken off here, influences opened ... probably the most versatile album in the band's history, without neglecting the typical trademarks ... straightforward ... very playful ... full on the twelve ..."
8,5 / 10
➤ "...a diverse Power Metal album that should put the fear of God into many an old stager ... 'Vengeance' forges modernity and tradition into an alloy that ignites across the board ..."
8,5 / 10
➤ "… easy to listen to … the no-frills version of everything I consider German Power Metal, with the modern overtones of Mystic Prophecy and Primal Fear as well as the more brute approach that is considered Grave Diggers' domain …"
3,8 / 5
➤ "... Power Metal American style á la Iced Earth ... turned to the melodic side ... anthemic choruses ... that makes you think of Blind Guardian in the distance - but without the incredible bombast ... there is audibly a lot of work in it ... the songs are sophisticated and yet very catchy ... round thing!"
8 / 10
➤ "... solid ... very good work by the instrumentalists ... very inventive and technically demanding ... accessible to a wider range of fans of melodic Power Metal ..."
(Metal Melodic Sound)
8 / 10
➤ "… a powerful Thrash Power Metal album with strong guitar melodies and rhythm, dynamic and powerful drums … a combination of several bands with strong characters and from two different continents, and this is a smart combination. I recommend this album to fans of bands like Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Orden Ogan, Savage Circus, Persuader, Trivium or Sinbreed …"
8 / 10
➤ "The riffs are really heavy ... the vocals are melodic and aggressive at the same time. I find it cool that they are always heavy and never drift into dull kitsch, as it is the case with many genre colleagues ... in the style of (straightforward) Blind Guardian, Brainstorm, Symphorce and in places also Iced Earth or Persuader ... so here there is a proper one on it ..."
8 / 10
➤ "... hot candidate for continuous rotation ... accelerator pedal is properly depressed, but without neglecting earworm-like melody lines ... after repeated enjoyment, two things can be noted: First, that IGNITION have delivered a strong Power Metal album here, which does not need to shy away from the comparison with the competition; and secondly, that I must urgently get the first two discs!"
7 / 10
➤ "A metallic thunderclap from the heart of the Ruhr area ... a must for all Metal fans looking for a sincere and powerful musical experience ... a true masterpiece ..."
➤ "... clearly deserves the predicate rich in variety ... the typical recognition value of the band remains ... this is not least due to the successful vocal lines of Dennis Marschallik ... have further developed ... even better, even fatter, even more mature ... the production is polished ... the bass bangs well, the guitars are more differentiated than ever and virtuoso ... the drums relentlessly drive all protagonists before them ... fresh and full of ideas ... 12 strong songs, partly arrow-fast or groovy ..."
➤ "… nichts weniger als eindrucksvoll … kraftvolle Hymnen … emotionale Melodien … ein Werk, das die Grenzen ihres bisherigen Schaffens sprengt …"
➤ "... one of the best Power Metal bands I've heard in a long time, managing to combine the inspiration of the classic bands with the more modern Metal sound ..."
➤ "'Vengeance' has become such a good album ... I think from what I've heard here, the days of being the lost link between Blind Guardian and Trivium are long gone ..."
➤ "… fuckin' brilliant … I fuckin' love it!"
(Iridium Heavy Rock And Metal Music Reviews)
➤ "... has become really good and should appeal to both traditional metalheads and younger audiences. You have to manage this balancing act first, without it sounding too forced and embarrassing. With 'Vengeance' IGNITION have delivered a really strong album with a lot of catchy tunes. Should be heard!"
➤ "… very well achieved, with well worked-out guitars and great solos, mixing melodic moments with Speed and Power …"
(Riff Of Metal)
➤ "Energetic, powerful and melodic … full of heavy riffs, good vocals and good choruses that may remind you of bands like Angel Witch or Iced Earth …"
➤ "... melodic Metal meets riffing with a strong US influence ... borrowings from Iced Earth ... strong and haunting vocals from Dennis Marschallik, who might even be the biggest discovery for some listeners ... in his style aggression meets melodic lead and depth, showing a talent that should not be underestimated ... every friend of Power, Melodic or even US Metal should definitely strain their listening ears here ... it's worth it."
➤ "Excellent … Teutonic Heavy/Power Metal! Powerful and dynamic!“
(Unique High Fidelity)