News from the Distant PastReview Metal Imperium 08.03.14 - Posted in Utopian Void reviews Good Review from Brazil:
"This album will definitely please those who like heavy metal with some very technical and feeling.
"Kingdom of Shadows " is as addictive " Breath - The Spell " presents good arguments for staying during good times to echo in our brains , with some progressive sensibility. Has no arguments to become a classic album of gender but on the other hand has many arguments to please all fans of the classic sounds of weight. Still needs to enhance its identity but the way presented here does not shame them in any way .
Review Power of Metal.dk 08.03.14 - Posted in Utopian Void reviews Sluggish Review from Denmark:
Thanks for taking your time......
Second album of this Swiss band, with ex-Emerald singer Jvo Julmy in the line-up. The music is a mix of Iron Maiden, Dokken and this sometimes with a little thrash edge. Jvo easily changes from very high vocals to a more aggressive singing style and although he is not the best singer, he gets away with it. After the Maiden/Dokken sounding opener, the second song "Sceptre" is a tad heavier and the same can be said about the faster track "On the Edge". Besides a lot of NWOBHM (read Maiden) influenced tracks, there are a few more epic pieces too. Biggest example of that is "The Hell of Verdun".
I don't have a lot more to say about this record. It is just a metal album with the typical traditional eighties influences, which will not make any difference in the history of metal, but is just a nice album to listen to a couple of times.
Review Rock Hard 02.03.14 - Posted in Utopian Void reviews