Over the past few years Belgian guitarist/songwriter Dushan Petrossi has had great success with his heavy/power metal band Iron Mask, and for a while it seemed he was focusing all his attention on that one group, much to the disappointment of fans of his other highly regarded project Magic Kingdom. After releasing the massively entertaining but also greatly flawed third album Symphony of War, an album somewhat plagued by over ambition, it seemed the project had been put on hold for a while, potentially forever, but recently Dushan decided to continue with it, and so fans can now finally look forward a fourth album, titled Savage Requiem. After several listens, I can say it’s certainly worth the wait.
We have another contender for album of the year again my faithful readers. I foresee me listening to this, as well as their debut, many times over the remaining years of my life. Straight forward, in your face heavy metal with one of the most metal females leading them down the path of heavy metal righteousness- I have seen the future and it is Huntress. Go get it…NOW!