Golden Resurrection returns with the their third album, One Voice for the Kingdom, in better than the same amount of years. Two things remain constant: the band's commitment to neo-classical guitar driven melodic power metal and the Christian lyrical themes. As to the latter the band seems to steal a page from the rise of Christian metal in the Eighties calling their music 'heavenly metal,' a common term back in the day.
With those things said, we could really stop here with the review. To that former thing, neo-classical melodic power metal, Golden Resurrections stands in the firmly in their Swedish tradition echoing their peers like Stratovarius, and they do it quite well. Frankly, Golden Resurrection is so much traditional and classic metal to be rather eccentric in these days of harsh and hardcore metal.
Nevertheless, as to the music, One Voice for the Kingdom you have your basic speedy power metal with The Temple Will Remain and Born for the Strangers by example. Yet, there's also some nice mid-tempo material with Night Light and God's Mercy. There's also two instrumentals, Heavenly Metal and Moore Lord, which are basically just platforms for Tommy 'ReinXeed' Johansson to rip up the fret board. As to the Christian themes, without having access to the lyrics, it's difficult to determine if Golden Resurrection is either orthodox or evangelical. Fundamentally, however, for classic Scandinavian melodic power metal in the neo-classical tradition Golden Resurrection's One Voice for the Kingdom is sound and entertaining stuff.
Fundamentally, for classic Scandinavian melodic power metal in the neo-classical tradition Golden Resurrection's One Voice for the Kingdom is sound and entertaining music.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]