RISEN PROPHECY "Into the Valley of Hinnom" (CD)Thrash/Power Metal (April 2015)
ARTIST: RISEN PROPHECY
TITLE: "Into the Valley of Hinnom"
GENRE: Thrash/Power Metal
RELEASE DATE: April 24th, 2015
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
CATALOG ID: MOMR15053
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 6 tracks (approx. 36 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color
1. The Descension
2. Brood of Vipers
3. Knowing Nothing
4. To the Wolves
5. Into the Valley of Hinnom
6. The Ascension
Total playing time: 35:44
RISEN PROPHECY from the UK straddle a fine line between thrash and power metal (of the US variety). These young guys have impressive technical chops but most of all, they have the most brilliant sense of song crafting, which has resulted in a really mature offering with highly developed, epic compositions clocking in at over 6 minutes each. The guitar solos are simply delightful here, riffs are crunching, and the rhythm section is super tight. And last but definitely not least: the vocals! The singer has some hellish mighty pipes, but it's also the theatrical way he uses them that makes him so charismatic: he delivers both clean and more brutal, snarl-like vocals, which sound really vitriolic, and adds some ear-splitting screams for a good measure. Overall, ICED EARTH seems to be their biggest influence, but you can also notice some similarities to TESTAMENT, SABBAT, DEFIANCE, FORBIDDEN, ARTILLERY, DEMONS AND WIZARDS and JUDAS PRIEST, and from the less known bands, to UNEARTHED (FL), SINDROME, HELLHOUND and MAELSTROM (NY).
• Second full-length album of this UK technical thrash/power metal band.
• Accomplished musicianship, developed compositions, and great production.
• Concept album around the Biblical, rabbinical and ancient Roman and Greek tales about the (Hinnom) Gehenna valley, where people were worshiping Moloch, sacrificing their children "passing" them through the fire into the statue of Moloch.
• Cover art painted by Jowita Kaminska (Exodus, Manilla Road, Attacker, Witchburner, Forsaken, Deceased, Meliah Rage, Nomad Son, Arkham Witch, Metal Law...).
• For fans of: Iced Earth, Unearthed (FL), Testament, Sabbat (UK), Sindrome, Maelstrom (NY), Defiance, Forbidden, Artillery, Hellhound, Judas Priest, Demons & Wizards, Onward, Crescent Shield, Xentrix...
Cover art by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (www.jowita-kaminska.com).