Sacred Leather has been described as a return to roots, rock and roll. A band who wouldn’t be out of place in the 1980s or 1970s. And as singer Dee Wrathchild himself has said: “Since the incarnation of SACRED LEATHER, it has been this band’s mission to return the true essence of heavy metal to the masses.” Their album Ultimate Force will show whether or not they maintain this standard.
With songs like Ultimate Force and Master Is Calling, Sacred Leather are showing off their chops, honed over the years in bars and in rehearsal spaces. Dee’s vocals are something else entirely, unique in the metal world and purely uncontested. The guitars are finely honed, the rhythms accurate to the point. It is atmospheric and dynamic, something that is lacking in modern mainstream music. Truly with songs such as Power Thrust and Watcher, one would be forgiven for thinking that they were in the 1970s and the dawn of the metal movement.
Sacred Leather is onto something golden here, they have found a niche within the metal market, and are slowly making it their own. I suspect that great things are within their future, especially if they continue down their current path. Ultimate Force is out 23rd February via Cruz Del Sur Music.