William Kidd starts things off, with the classic riff, the story of the famous Pirate King William Kidd, it kicks things off and is an anthem, the guitars are crisp, the vocals are precise and story worthy, the song is most definitely going to go over well. The Chalice is a dance through classic metal, with a skipping riff, and some pounding drums. Death Avenue contains some swagger, with big pounding drums and classic chugging riffs, the vocals are great at painting a picture. Nightrider is big, grooving and heavy.
Hellhound is a dance between melody and heaviness, and it seems that they combine together to deliver a classic metal song. Wheels of Steel is an anthem, with solid riffs, and a pounding rhythm section. The End is dark, brooding and melodic, a pounding piece of metal lore suitable for this age of darkness. Attila is a rapid gallop in the style of Iron Maiden, which makes it even more impressive given the burst of melodic flare. Straight Through the Heart is a groove as well, melodic twin guitars and some solid vocal melodies make this a fitting closing song.
The album is out on 25th May via Rock of Angels Records.