Crowning Glory - Path To Glory EP
This one's from 2006 but as I've just seen them live thought it was
worth reviewing. The three studio and two live tracks are;
Sea Of Dead Dreams. Closed
the set with this when I saw them recently. Not much you can say
about this other than very solid old-school rock which has a classic-era
Saxon feel to the opening and then swaggers along from there on
The Other Side. Main riff is
very close to genius. Overall sound is a bit thin for me, I believe
on tracks such as this that they need a second guitarist to beef
up the sound in general and allow for more complex melodies and
Sands Of Time. Last studio
track, the riff during the pre-chorus/bridge is superb. Very tight
as a band, the tempo changes are handled well and the main guitar
break is excellent.
In My Head (live). Vocals really
come alive and you get more of an idea of what they are all about.
Main riff is a hybrid of classic rock and sleaze.
Dead Man's Paradise (live).
Reminiscent of early Bruce Dickinson Maiden. Need I say more?
Well produced throughout, I thought they needed
a second guitarist when I saw them live and this confirms it. If you
are fortunate to see them in the flesh, this CD will not prepare you
for the astonishing abilities of the vocalist, it really is a case of
light the blue touchpaper and stand as close as you feel is safe! I
need to check out more of their studio work and see them slaying an
unsuspecting public again very soon...classy is the best word to sum