Doro – “Raise Your Fist in the Air” EP (2012)


Label : Nuclear Blast Records

Review by Tony Cannella

The long awaited new song from the German metal queen Doro Pesch is finally here. The new album “Raise Your Fist” will be unleashed sometime in the fall, until then we have the title song (all most) to tide us over. In addition to the song “Raise Your Fist…” this EP also includes the songs: “Victory”, “Engel” and the French version of the title song. In short, “Raise Your Fist in the Air” is classic Doro! “Raise Your Fist…” has already been performed live and went down well, which is no surprise because it sounds as if this song was meant to be performed live. It has that anthemic “All We Are” feel to it and has tons of energy and power behind it. “Victory” is next and it has its moments. The song is dominated by a grinding guitar riff and a fantastic, memorable chorus. “Engel” is next and is a haunting ballad sung in German that picks up steam as the song progresses. The EP is completed by the aforementioned version of the title song which Doro sings in French, something she has done quite a bit in the last few years. Let’s face it. With a career spanning almost 30-years, Doro is not trying to re-invent the wheel or herself for that matter. She knows what her wildly loyal fan base wants and is more than happy to give it to them. With the new album on the horizon, this EP serves as a precursor and an appetizer for what should be another solid outing.

Rating – 89/100



  1. Raise Your Fist in the Air
  2. Victory
  3. Engel
  4. Raise Your Fist in the Air (French Version)


Line Up

  • Doro Pesch – Lead Vocals
  • Bas Maas – Lead Guitar
  • Luca Princiotta – Guitar & Keyboards
  • Nick Douglas – Bass
  • Johnny Dee – Drums



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