Power of Metal.dk Review

Kingdom of Rust
Style: Progressive Rock/Metal
Release date: 6 December, 2013
Playing time: 68:48

When I listen to and dissect an album for reviewing purpose I factor in four things the most: technical skills, song writing, production and vocal performance. I don't care much for the lyrically aspect and often have no idea what they sing about; the melody lines are more important to me.

So when I have an album where the band is struggling in three of my four elements of importance, then it's easy to understand they might have some problems convincing me and winning me over.

Maybe that's the reason this album has been sitting on my desk for way too long before I got around writing the actual review... because there's no doubt they are talented and skillful musicians; they are just not up to par with most of the releases that pass me by.

"Kingdom of Rust" is the debut album by these five Italians, and they show promise and have a solid foundation to build on. But they need a much better production, better written songs and a stronger vocalist to make me want to look into them again.

I end up with a decent debut album, that with all likelihood in drown in the pool of releases.

01.Among the Fields of Rust
03.Losing Time
04.Love Moan
05.Burning the Air
07.Social Contract
08.The Secret Garden
09.Run With Me
10.Out of the Blue
11.High Waters
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 9 March, 2014
Website: www.rustfield.net