Sword & Sorcery
Majesty - Sword & Sorcery - reviewed by: EC
|Track Listing 1. Sword And Sorcery |
2. Fields Of War
3. Heavy Metal
4. Epic War
5. Ride silent
6. Fist Of Steel
7. Aria Of Bravery
8. Metal To The Metalheads
I absolutely adore this record. Of course this is more dungeons and dragons themed power metal, but thats okay since the record is solid and doesn't move a million miles an hour with happy lyrics.
Majesty has crafted a simple, yet perfect power metal sound here, using mid-tempo riffing, huge anathemic passages, and great songwriting to envelope the listener in a world of ancient battlefields and wastelands. My favorite cut is the magically penned tale "Fields Of War", which has a very addictive chorus. "Ride Silent" is another instant classic, while the title track shows off a serious Manowar meets Warlord sound.
Power metal bands should listen up and work harder, not faster. The slow churning power of Majesty is what keeps the listener occupied, and with good storytelling at hand this band should be around for many more releases. Good packaging and promotion from Massacre on this as well. The vinyl offering has a bonus track in "Ride And Fight". Lets hope this band keeps up the "medieval pace".
-- EC 4.22.03