Tyranny of Minority
Style: Traditional Heavy Metal
Release date: September 14th 2007

The first thing that struck me was the excellent and dark cover artwork, the next thing was the outstanding guitar work on the album. Mastermind behind this riff-o-rama is English guitarist Edward Box, who has created an album filled with traditional heavy metal.

Just like so many other classic English bands Vendetta is operating with a twin guitar attack and Pete Thomson is left enough room to shine on his own and the rhythm section of Gary Foalle (bass) and Chris Higgins (drums) lays down a solid foundation for songs. All of the songs are very tight; we are clearly dealing with 4 skilful musicians, who all know their way around their instruments.

As you might have guessed I am closing in on the thing that really sets this album a bit back: the vocals! Edward Box is handling them himself, and man I wish he would have hired someone with more range, stamina and talent. At times he sounds like a bad version of Biff Byford (not a compliment), and his performance as a vocalist on this album is my main concern about the album.

Really a shame because there is a lot of cool traditional metal on this album, but the mediocre vocals does spoil some of the fun. That put aside you'll find a very solid and entertaining album with some outstanding guitar leads and many good songs - overall a bright start for Vendetta.

Label: Lion Music
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: September 26th 2007