fronted power metal that immediately draws parallels with Iron Maiden, Blind
Guardian and Iced Earth. Seven Kingdoms delivers no nonsense straight
forward power metal of the best kind, everything is worked out to perfection and
all ten songs - and an intro - ooze of professionalism and dedication. The album
is firmly packed with killer riffs, brilliant guitar harmonies and twin leads,
and it delivers on all frontiers; strong song writing, first class deliverance
and a well-balanced production.
Kingdoms" has a dark and aggressive side that results in a couple of gloomier
tracks that fit in very well with the other songs. On the other hand we have the
fine and delicate ballad "A Murder Never Dead", which has a strong reminiscence
with Evanescence, mostly due to vocalist Sabrina Valentine's voice. And they
don't shy away from a solid injection of true metal either with "Thunder of the
Hammer", a song that has strong links to HammerFall. I will stop the
namedropping now, but all it shows is the variation in styles and the diversity
of the songs.
fans what more do you need...?