Monday, July 09, 2012

Knight Fury-Time To Rock


This album was actually recorded back in 2011, but it seems as if Pure Steel got a hold of it and decided to give it a
vinyl-release (it was released on CD in 2011, but honestly this is the first I've heard of it). That's cool as this 40 minute affair does sound like it belongs on vinyl as it has rather classic vibe to it. The promo brings up bands like Fifth Angel and Leatherwolf. Man alive, does this ever remind me of Fifth Angel. Granted this release does feature ex-Fifth Angel drummer Ken Mary (Ken also played in bands like TKO, Accept, Chastain, House Of Lords and Strike as well as playing with Alice Cooper) so there is a connection there. Thing is more then anything this just reminds me of classic heavy metal/hard rock from the 80's. Now, a big part of why people will get excited about this release I figure is because it features Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. Also along for the ride is ex-Lizzy Borden guitarist Chris Sanders and ex-Metal Knights keyboardist Adam Emmons. The vocals are handed by William King. No mention is made of where he has been hiding himself, but wherever it was he must have been studying the 80's metal scene here in American and overseas because he has that 80's vocal vibe down to a tee. Ever heard one of those releases where the lead singer just nails everything just right? King does that. His vocals fit perfectly in with the old school vibe of this release. Unlike a lot of these retro acts though this release does not sound dated at all. It's just timeless classic heavy metal. It says something about how smooth this is when even my 12 year old son (who does not do metal) says that this is great. I might just have to track down a copy of this CD. Hopefully this is also more then a one off project, but given everyone involved that might be a bit much to ask for. either way classic heavy metal fans who love all thing traditional heavy metal (American metal or even Swedish metal) should scope this one up.

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Blogger Metal Mark said...

I remember a time in 1987 when I think Ken Mary was actually in three bands at one time because he was with Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper and Kane Roberts solo act. He said he actually active with all three at once. Busy man.

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