BLACK KNIGHT – Road To Victory

BLACK KNIGHT - Road To Victory
  • 5.5/10
    BLACK KNIGHT - Road To Victory - 5.5/10


Pure Steel Records
Release date: June 26, 2020

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Road To Victory is the third record from Classic Heavy Metal band Black Knight. The band was formed in 1981 in Amsterdam, with its first record release in 2000. The current line up features original drummer Rudo Plooy, lead vocalist David Marcellis, guitarists Ruben Raadschelders and Gertjan Vis, and bassist Ron Heikens.

Road To Victory has some good songs. Marcellis has a very good voice and a wide range. There are many strong guitar riffs and some strong lyrical concepts. “Legend” has a good hook and some strong musicality. “Crossing The Rubicon” is another of the stronger tracks, with an extended guitar solo with much to offer. Unfortunately, Road To Victory is plagued with timing issues. Most songs seem to randomly speed up or drag, and it causes parts to seem out of sync. There are numerous little glitches throughout that just seem to lack a polished feel. Drums out of time, notes that don’t quite hit the beat, and even some guitar licks that lose definition trying to keep up.

Overall, Road To Victory really could have been a much better record with some more attention to detail. The pieces are mostly there, but the final product loses steam in the execution. Fans of Black Knight, Classic Heavy Metal, and NWOBHM will probably still find some enjoyable tracks on Road To Victory.



  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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