After how great their previous release was, I was excited to hear what Darktribe would put out next, and for the most part, Voici L’Homme has lived up to my expectations. While it isn’t quite as strong a release as The Modern Age, it’s still a consistently entertaining album, which continues with what worked before, while continuing to add in more progressive elements. Fans of the previous release should be pleased, while power metal fans looking for something that can be heavy at times, while also being a bit restrained, a bit more progressive and a bit less cheesy than the genre standards, would be highly recommended to give this album a listen.
Aside from that slightly anticlimactic ending, Space Ninjas From Hell is another triumph for Victorius, as it’s possibly their best, most consistently entertaining and delightfully cheesy release to date, with some of their tightest, most energetic songwriting so far.
At just 35 minutes, like the premature ejaculators support group meetings, it’s over before it began. An extra track could have easily pushed this to full marks but as it stands, it still ranks as one of my top bets for 2020.
Cast A Spell, personal favourite Pink n Leopard and a groovy swing version of Harder Faster (see above for content info kick started everything with some serious kudos going to Indya’s lead guitarist Aaron King who channels his inner Hendrix with ease and resulting sound is soaked up by the eager crowd, already few pints in and eager to be entertained.
This is an amazing album, though for me, if I heard a few more Power house songs, it would have for sure been a 10/10. But, I believe this is an album is perfect coming forth, first step, into the solo artist scene! This is an album that any Power Metal lover will want to get their hands on! Hopefully we might see a tour coming from the group in the future!
An amazing live album, a refresh back to the group’s old roots with some new blood, and it was done AMAZINGLY! Please go check out the album for yourself, and see when the group is coming near you! One thing I have found out is they really give 100,000% at their shows, and cannot wait to be back in front of their sonic cannon of sound!
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DUEL is from Austin, Texas and they feature two ex-members of the Nuclear Blast Records signed band Scorpion Child. With DUEL, they seem to go into a more Doom/70s Proto-Metal Black Sabbath direction, which could already be heard on their great previous albums Fears of the dead (2016) and Witchbanger (2017), but DUEL also has the classic 70s hard rock guitar riffs, guitar solo’s and some killer choruses (like on their first couple of records during songs like Devil, Heart of the sun and This old crow).
I know this review has been repetitive in praising the vocal harmonies, melodies and overall epic feel and awesomeness of this album, but that is because words fail to do the music justice, at this point, and I’m pretty much at a loss on what to say, except that this album and band are just absolutely incredible!