CRY - VALKYRIES CRY
PURE STEEL RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
Steel Records have a nose for talented bands, that's what they proved in the
past, and with their newest release, they try to consolidate their future. The
next release on their roster is the band Valkyrie's
Cry from Canada. They seem to have potential in their ranks (listen to shouter
Dip Evil !), and the funny thing about this band is their identification with
the early 80's! Valkyrie's Cry
consist of four metal maniacs that are eagerly waiting to spread their music
loud and proud, with an own twist and compositions in the vein of early Agent
band started in Toronto around 2004 and recorded one demo that had massive
interest from the European underground. The
German magazine Heavy Oder Was showed interest, things turned out really well,
so here it is: the first album of this metal companion!
self-titled album starts with the intro 'Red Dawn', followed by the first real
song 'Iron Sword' so I was really anxious to hear the result of the
self-proclaimed metal gods of the future. I can be clear and in plain English:
this band isn't ready for the next step in their career.
The production is ghastly, sometimes horrifying and the overall sound is
bringing about the years of demo stages and an underground feeling, that doesn't
really fit in this... poque of time.
guitars of Lord Justin Godin might be considered as an exception to the rule,
but the band as a whole didn't impress me at all, and that's a pity.
main reason isn�t the way of songwriting and composing music, but the sound
of 'Valkyrie's Cry' is totally out of date.
It wouldn't be fair to withhold this issue, as it is important for the
whole metal scene, and compared with other releases, there is a huge difference.
If the band would re-enter a studio with a decent producer, the whole
release would be reviewed in a totally different daylight...
Cry seem to have a cool outfit on stage, and a real metal maniac attitude, and I�m
sure that they will convince on a stage, but to buy this album might be a step
too far. Try to focus on a good
sound in the future, make sure that your songs are above the average and don't
forget to practice, practice, practice while you analyze the songs from
beginning till end. I hope that the
next album will be a much better product, with a nowadays sound and songs that
you want to check out this band and debut, I suggest to pick up #2 'Iron Sword',
#5 'Berserker' and their anthem #10 'Valkyrie's Cry'.
rating: 65 / 100
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