Magnum started as a covers act gradually creating its own material and carving a niche for itself with spanking and highly energetic, yet melodic pomp rock songs. The excellent songwriting skills of guitarist Tony Clarkin and characteristic vocal stylings of Bob Catley granted the band with the cult status for their very special mix of AOR and Hard Rock
As much as Majesty seem to pay tribute to their heroes instead of working to distinguish themselves, in Thunder Rider they have made something that is simply too epic and too entertaining for me to be anything less than fully impressed with it. So while this album certainly won’t appeal to everyone, for fans of classic metal who like their music to be fun and ridiculously epic, but especially for fans of Manowar who want to hear something similar, this album is highly recommended.
After sneak peeks and a frustrating delay in the release no one was more excited than me for the brand new ACCEPT album, Blind Rage. After back-to-back home runs with Blood of the Nations and Stalingrad I was very excited to see if this band could three-peat.