BAND RIOT V
ALBUM ARMOR OF LIGHT
OUT 2018 (APRIL 27th)
LABEL NUCLEAR BLAST
OUR RATING 82/100
The approach towards this band can't be all the same: someone believes that without original members they aren't RIOT, someone believes that we can listening to this platter without prejudice.
We prefer the second way..and the outcome is a platter of respect!
Furthermore, wanting to be honest, without this moniker would that had been possible signing a deal with a label as NUCLEAR BLAST? I guess you should have!
So..Hail Riot V!
And approaching this platter we find a real fancy band, with a real top player as TODD MICHEAL HALL on vocals, seen also on the amazing job of JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, a member that makes a difference in every songs!
This album is various and we can find classic US POWER songs as VICTORY, END OF THE WORLD or the title track, somethin' in totally THUNDERSTEEL mood as MESSIAH, somethin' more CLASSIC HM as BURN THE DAYLIGHT or CAUGHT IN THE WITCHES EYE or more pomp as READY TO SHINE, or again stronger as RAINING FIRE.
If the bonus track UNBELIEF is more various and it's another great shot, the cover of THUNDERSTEEL is maybe, for things abovementioned, required by label and by fans that, honestly, want to listening to all the the "same old song and dance".
A JOB WELL DONE! RESPECT FOR RIOT V!
(Pics taken from band's FB)