Riff Police! Pull Over! #147: Brainstorm Vs Stratovarius!
Another day, another Dollar. Another week, another episode of Riff Police. The tank keeps Rollin’ up on bands like “we heard summat…“ And bands be like “no you didn’t…”. So here’s the evidence for round #147. 1998 saw ten legged German Power Metal tinged Thrash monster Brainstorm crank their amps for “Unholy“, their sophomore album in a career which has seen them to date throw out 12 albums and the hilariously titled tongue in cheek Anthrax joke titled DVD “Honey from the B’s (Beasting Around the Bush)“. The year prior to that release, Finnish Power Metallers Stratovarius dropped their sixth studio album “Visions“, a concept release about French astrologer, physician and reputed seer Nostradamus, leaning on his book Les Prophéties, a collection of poems and prophecies. Here’s the thing. Listen to the riff from “For The Love Of Money” by Brainstorm and tell us it ain’t the same riff that Timo Tolkki wrote for “Legions” by Stratovarius.