five year lay off Heavy Metallers Titanic are back lead by guitarist Bill
Menchen (Seventh Power/Final Axe) and with a new line-up of vocalist David
St Andrew and David White on drums, with Menchen providing both bass and
guitar parts and everything else in-between, the album also boasts a guest
appearance from Strypers sticks man Robert Sweet on two tracks.
you get with this album is pure unadulterated top grade Heavy Metal with
crunching guitars and pounding drums and a thumping bass all backed with a
vocalist with the might to push the band to the limits of his ability.
All factors that have made Heavy Metal one of the dominant musical genres
for more than 30 years.
album get's off to thunderous start with ‘Shovel The Coal’. This
one hits the starboard bow like a meteor from above as the powerhouse
drums of White and Menchen’s punchy guitars light the way for the
tremendous vocals of St Andrew.
heavy thunderous metal continues with ‘Dead Mans Bones’, another all
out assault with once again the heavy bass and drum sound acting as the
backbone for Menchen’s furious riff building and St Andrew’s vocals.
pace is only brought down a touch with the bass ridden thunder of ‘Deep
Down’ before carrying the nautical theme with ‘Captain Of The Ship’,
another bass and drum drenched slice of old school heavy metal.
things on an even keel the band keep the heavy refrain going with ‘Holy
Ground’ before my favourite track off the album the rip snorting
anthemic ‘Sons Of Thunder’.
The Cross’ again unites the bands beliefs with another slice of booming
Christian Metal, then it's time for Menchen to really show what he is
capable of with the excellent ‘The Wind’ and the equally superb
‘Wisdom’ both balls to the wall metal tracks.
Sea' concludes the standard album tracks with its much slower and gritty
guitar sound although still remaining true to the overall sound of the
album also boasts two bonus tracks featuring as I said before the stick
stills of Stryper’s Robert Sweet. The first of these is ‘Nightmare’
a more traditional metal track while the second of the bonus tracks
‘Come Home’ is hard hitting and angst filled mixed tempo assault that
will keep the listener on their toes as the tempo changes come thick and
1 Shovel The Coal
2 Dead Mens Bones
3 Deep Down
4 Captain Of The Ship
5 Holy Ground
6 Sons Of Thunder
7 Upon The Cross
8 The Wind
11 Come Home
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