Doro‘s voice is as pristine as ever. Even though she is is a mere six years older than me, I want to be like her when I grow up. “Raise Your Fist In The Air” is good old fashioned fist pumping rock and roll. “Raise Your Fist In The Air” gets your blood moving. The music is uplifting. It’s impossible to be sad or dejected when listening to this disk.
Doro‘s band is solid. Johnny Dee on drums is awesome. He provides some kick ass back beats. He’s joined in the rhythm section by Nick Douglas on bass. Bas Maas and Luca Princiotta on guitars give the listener wall to wall riffage. The sound is as infectious as Bas‘s smile. That man has the most beautiful teeth I’ve ever seen! The guitar playing is perfect for all of us air guitar virtuosos. Bas and Luca make us look and sound good.
You want to know why this rock goddess known as Doro has been around for more than a quarter century? “Raise Your Fist In The Air” is the reason why. Heavy Metal that is accessible to everyone is what this band is about. Young or old, male or female, American, German, or Brazilian: whoever or whatever you are, Doro Pesch is for you. Her vocals are powerful one moment, haunting the next. She can move you to make a new friend on the rail, start a mosh pit, take over a small country, or break down in tears and cry. Doro Pesch has that power.
“Raise Your Fist In The Air” has beautiful raw tones. The music is honest and straight forward. You sing along with the vocals. You play air guitar. You buy 5B drumsticks and beat on the steering wheel of your car. Doro and “Raise Your Fist In The Air” is an album for everyone.