BLESSING: "Ascend from the Cauldron" LP
Search and Destroy
|A very magicalrecord, and the
best among many great comparable releases on "New Renaissance".
Better than GARGOYLE, AMULANCE, CEREBUS, OLIVER MAGNUM, PROWLER, SAVAGE
STEEL, SCREAMER and so on. I will not sing one more elegy here, about underrated
cult-bands. Most of you will know these godz anyway so I can keep it short
this time: Ski has a totally unique voice, he sings higher than Rob Thorne
(SACRED OATH) or Far Cry (LORDS OF THE CRIMSON ALLIANCE) and he also is
better, one of my alltime favorite vocal-artists in metal! The guitar-work
is also outstanding, the songwriting is just perfect: Kuts as the unbelievable
>Deliver us from Evil< (no WARLORD Cover of course), the melodic power
metal hymn >Cry of Medusa<, the emotional and tranquil >Escape
the Wrath< or >Deadly Blessing<, a great true metal track with
a chilling middle-part ("...just close your eyes - and GET INTO THE
METAL...") will stay as eternal monoliths of US Power/Melodic Speed
Metal in the endless lowlands of STRATOVARIOUS-, POWERGOD- or METALIUM-
(bäh) contamined irrelevance. If you like some of the mentioned bands
it is okay of course. It's nice metal music that you also can give to your
little sister for birthday if the new BRITNEY SPEARS is sold out again.
But if you want to know what metal really is about, check out DEADLY BLESSING and you will understand...