Seven Kingdoms are an American power metal band from DeLand, Florida. 'Zenith' was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, FL and 8 Arms Audio in Orlando, FL during the summer and fall 2021. The record was Mixed and Mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording in November of 2021. The Cover Art was done by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Korpiklaani, Windrose).
Put together over five years, 'Zenith' would fit right into the landscape of the mid-to-late 90s when power metal bands polished up their steel and led us into battle with inspirational dramatics. Possibly reflecting their basecamp, there's also a blended restraint of anthems and uplift that is in touch with USPM. Bridging styles, these horses gallop steadfast and measured; strategic and never wreckless.
Placed forward in the mix, Sabrina Cruz is supreme on vocals. She has a powerhouse voice full of richness and a warm, mid-range timbre. Musically, there isn't a strong characteristic like the epic chants of Blind Guardian, the war themes of Sabaton, or the prog sweep of Symphony X that separates them from most PM, but the band carries it along with the skills of journeymen. This is meat and bones power metal and a welcome sustenance if you aren't jaded by the same dish.
The flying pyramids on the cover could represent leaving the past for a better future. 'Zenith' could help move Seven Kingdoms to higher levels.
Seven Kingdoms Lineup: Keith Byrd--Drums Kevin Byrd--Guitars Camden Cruz--Guitars Sabrina Cruz--Vocals