Black Majesty

Rating: 89/100

Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev, July '05
Label: Limb Music
Style: Power Metal

Silent Company

If you are into old European metal such as Iron Maiden & Judas Priest, then you should give “Silent Company” from Black Majesty a chance.

These four guys from down under would have made it big in the mid eighties, with their Maiden/Priest riffing and a great singer who reminds me of a mixture of Bruce Dickinson and Geoff Tate, this is great stuff.

Black Majesty released their debut album “Sands of Time” in 2003, and “Silent Company” is certainly a great step in the right direction. With songs like the melodic “Darkened Room”, “Silent Company” and the speedy “Dragon Reborn” Black Majesty are ready to compete with the best in Europe .

The strongest track on “Silent Company” is a cover version of the John English classic “Six ribbons” it sounds exactly like a Falconer tune.

The production is superb as always with Piet Sielck (Iron Savior). “Silent Company” is also released as a limited edition digi-pack with two extra tracks “Chasing Times” and “Guardian” plus a video clip to the track “Silent Company”.

Recommended tracks: “Darkened Room”, Dragon Reborn” & “Six Ribbons”.