Valkyrie's Cry
Black Knight

Release date: 2005
Label: Self produced
Provided by: Valkyrie's Cry
Old School US Power Metal

Rating: 83/100
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev
Date: February 13th 2006

Valkyrie’s Cry is a new power metal act from Toronto, Canada. The band was formed by Lord Godin (Guitars), Dip Evil (Vocals) and Darryl (Bass). A guy called Speed King plays the drums, but I think he is just hired help. Musically Valkyrie’s Cry is somewhere between NWOBHM, Agent Steel and Omen.  

The trademark of Valkyrie’s Cry is the voice of Dip Evil, great old school high-pitched vocals. All five tracks are very good examples of how many US and Canadian bands sounded like in the late eighties, early nineties, and I think it’s great that new bands still want to play this kind of music.

The production isn’t the best in the world, but after all this is only a demo. If you miss the old days with bands such as Agent Steel, Omen, Exciter, Overkill etc. then you have to check “Black Knight” out.  

An mp3 sample of the track “Call of the Naiads” can be downloaded from Valkyrie’s Cry's home page. Enjoy.  

Recommended tracks: “Blessed by the Mace” & “Call of the Naiads”.