ALBUM The Night Goes On
LABEL IRON OXIDE RECORDS (LP on NO REMORSE RECORDS)
OUT Jan 8th, 2021
FORMAT CD, MC, DD, LP
OUR RATING 85/100
KONQUEST are a brand new band based in Tuscany ready to unleash their first beast, the debut full-lenght THE NIGHT GOES ON, out on IRON OXIDE RECORDS on Jan 8th (via No Remorse the vinyl version).
KONQUEST was founded in the city of Prato in early 2020 as a solo project of Alex Rossi, who wrote all music and lyrics and recorded all tracks, quickly turning into a regular band of Traditional Hm.
This debut entitled THE NIGHT GOES ON has been produced by Alex Rossi and mastered by an international name such as as Bart Gabriel; this is the first release of Iron Oxide Records (twin label to Skol Records).
THE NIGHT GOES ON consists of eight songs forged in best tradition of traditional Hm with epic vibes and underground #nwobhm influences.
The first shot is THE THEME OF THE KONQUEROR, an intro epic and grandiloquent which opens the title track, a great example of traditional Hm with fresh twin guitar harmonies and charismatic vocals.
A drum roll to start TOO LATE, a direct tune enhanced by a gorgeous solo, while KEEP ME ALIVE, after a brilliant bass line, provides an 80’s riff; again to remark solo parts, always brilliant.
FALL OF THE KONQUEROR is truly our favorite, with driving bass lines, dynamic drums and a squared guitar’s attack to enrich a song that really hit us.
Maybe a step behind following HELDING BACK THE TEARS, while HEAVY HEART, after an epic intro, grows second after second with long solo parts which you’ll appreciate.
The last shot, THE VISION, is awesome, over seven minutes of high class music, the best way to end a debut that we suggest without hesitation!!
TRADITIONAL HM WITH EPIC VIBES..A BAND TO KEEP AN EYE ON!!
01. Theme Of The Konqueror
02. The Night Goes on
03. Too Late
04. Keep Me Alive
05. Fall Of The Konqueror
06. Helding Back The Tears
07. Heavy Heart
08. The Vision.
No Remorse Records