10th studio album by Germanyís
Axxis who has been around since 1989 with their excellent
debut release 'Kingdom of the Night'. Behind the desk once more is
Dennis Ward so you know that you are going to get crystal clear
sound and thatís exactly what he delivers.
To my ears this is Axxis
best album since their debut. It is HEAVY; the heaviest album I
think Axxis have done and I think that comes down to the addition of
new axeman Marco Wriedt. Some great heavy riffing and awesome
soloing can be heard on 'Doom of Destiny'. Also Axxis have
stayed with the female singer Lakonia from the last album 'Paradise
in Flames' (2006). This is a nice touch for the band and one I quite
like to hear more of to tell you the truth. ďI Hear You cryĒ is a
great example of her beautiful voice.
But the only thing that doesnít
grab me on this album is, itís very forgettable. The only few tracks
that stand out are: "Father, Father" (Great power metal tune) the
title track "Doom of Destiny", "I Hear You cry" & "Revolutions". If
Axxis could do a whole album of the quality of those songs
maybe they would be headlining their own tour instead of being an
opening support band. 'Doom of Destiny' is a good album donít get me
wrong. But itís not going to open any new doors for Axxis.