pioneers Cloven Hoof are back with a new album. It’s been 17 years
since the release of their latest album “A Sultans Ransom”. The
history of Cloven Hoof goes all the way back to 1979 where four guys
including Lee Payne, who is the only remaining member in today’s
incarnation of Cloven Hoof founded the band.
self released four track mini album called “The Opening Ritual” was
released in 1982, shortly after they signed a record deal with the Neat label and
their debut album “Cloven Hoof” was released in 1984. The next album
- a live album “Fighting Back” hit the streets in 1986, two more
albums “Dominator” and “A Sultans Ransom” were released before
Cloven Hoof vanished from the face of the Earth in 1990.
new album “Eye of the Sun” has absolutely nothing to do with the
older album, no N.W.O.B.H.M. here. “Eye of the Sun” sounds more like
a US Metal album from the late Eighties, or something like Ruffians
absolutely fave is “Golgotha” one of the more simplistic songs on
the album. “Eye of the Sun” is not an exceptional album but it is a
great comeback album, much better than most comeback albums from other
N.W.O.B.H.M. bands. And it all comes with a great production and a nice
tracks: “Whore of Babylon”, “Golgotha” & “King
for a Day”.