Messiah’s Kiss is a four-piece
with two members from Germany (Georg Kraft – Guitar ex-Repression
and Eckhard Ostra – Drums ex-Repression), one from England (Wayne
Banks – Bass ex-Blaze, ex-Sabbat) and last but certainly not least
one from the USA (Mike Tirelli – Vocals Riot, Holy Mother,
Ex-Burning Starr, ex-Strider). “Dragonheart” is their third album
the first two was released in 2002 (“Prayer for the Dying”) and 2004
“Dragonheart” is a slow starter
the first two tracks “The Ancient Cries” and “Babylon” are not bad
but they are quickly forgotten compared to the rest of the album,
third song “Where the Falcons Cry” has turned out to be a real
killer it sounds a bit like an Axel Rudi Pell tune next track
“Dragonheart” sounds more like Judas Priest and it continues like
that, “Thunders of the Night” sounds like HammerFall, “Northern
Nights” sounds like Dio / Rainbow.
“Dragonheart” is an album with
almost all the clichés of Heavy Metal and thank God / Satan for
that, just check out the song titles above or the cover Artwork by
Luis Royo (Skylark used the same artwork for their 1999 CD “Gate of
The album are produced by Herman
Frank (ex-Accept, ex-Victory) he delivers a thunderous sound, and he
also appears as guest musician on “Dragonheart”.
Well if you’re into traditional
Heavy Metal you’re into Messiah’s Kiss.