For a country of its size, the small island of Ireland stands tall in its production of world famous and highly influential musical acts across a wide range of genres. From the gritty blues rock of Rory Gallagher, the traditional jigs of The Chieftains, the jazz, soul and R&B mixed brew of Van Morrison, and of course the all out rock assault of Thin Lizzy, it’s more than left its mark. But as far as pure Heavy Metal bands go, Ireland has never really pricked the map.
Hailing from Northern Ireland, the band got their start in 2004. With their third and newest release Three Kings the band continue putting out excellent music. Initially the name put me in mind of probably standard power metal, but nothing could be further from the truth. They do have some aspects that hearken to that genre, but they’re actually more of a classic metal sound akin to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but have a more melodic sound going for them, plus a hint of another legendary Irish band Thin Lizzy