Daily Album Premiere Monday: WARKINGS – Reborn

by Zac Halter

  • 8/10
    - 8/10
8/10

Summary

WARKINGS

Reborn

Napalm Records

16 November 2018

Sending
User Review
0/10 (0 votes)

When costumes are the band’s image, it might mean the music needs a crutch.  Look at us, don’t listen to us!  Yes, I am talking to you Kiss, Ghost and Slipknot.  Joining this fray, Warkings don the personas of “…a Roman tribune, a savage Nordic warrior, a determined crusader and a lethal Spartan.” Citing their influences: Helloween, Gamma Ray and Manowar the songs are warrior themed and described as “…pure and unadulterated metal…”

“Give em War” leads the debut album with blend of speed and anthemic riffs coupled with equally inspired lyrics.  The riffs are delivered with the tone, grit and menace of churning Panzer treads while the vocals are delivered with the grace and power of a guided missile.  “Never Surrender” is a pre-battle pep talk with riffs successfully imparting medieval savagery. “Hephaistos” features a knuckle dragging riff eerily reminiscent of Dream Evil’s “The Book Of Heavy Metal”.  The hits keep coming throughout the album with “Sparta” a stand out featuring death metal growls and a sword raising chorus.

Weakness is not an option for warriors.  Reborn is a strong performance from start to finish and doesn’t need any visual gimmicks to shine.  The musicianship, songwriting and production are polished and professional. Highly recommended for fans of Traditional and Power Metal and should be on your shortlist for best Heavy Metal debuts of 2018.

TUNE INTO METALEXPRESSRADIO.COM at NOON & MIDNIGHT (EST) / 6:00 & 18:00 (CET) TO HEAR THE BEST TRACKS FROM THIS UP-COMING RELEASE!!!

TRACKLIST (Highlights: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 )

1 Give ’em War

2 Never Surrender

3 Hephaistos

4 Gladiator

5 Holy Storm

6 Battle Cry

7 Fire Falling Down

8 Sparta

9 The Last Battle

LINEUP

The Tribune – vocals

The Crusader – guitar

The Viking – bass

The Spartan – drums

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
     © 1985-2018 Metal Express Radio |
Privacy Policy