BAND MIDNIGHT SPELL
ALBUM SKY DESTROYER
LABEL IRON OXIDE RECORDS (LP LOST REALMS RECORDS)
OUT Jan 8th, 2021
OUR RATING 86/100
The first review of this 2021 that signs the rebirth of Hardrockheavymetal after a one-month hiatus, is about the debut full-lenght of MIDNIGHT SPELL, an awesome Classic and True HM band born amidst the Miami underground in 2017.
Featuring varied songwriting from straight-forward ragers to catchy, more melodic compositions, through pounding drums, masterful guitar solos, and soaring vocals, thIs band strives to be nothing less than the full package of what a heavy metal band should be.
Following the release of one demo, entitled “Between The Eyes", MIDNIGHT SPELL are ready to unleash this beast entitled SKY DESTROYER on IRON OXIDE RECORDS (on Lost Realms Records the vinyl version).
The first first shot is BLOOD FOR BLOOD, an awesome tune with different choices of vocals, tempo changes, driving bass lines, great entanglements between lead and backing vocals, squared riffing and well-groomed solo parts.
We can feel an 80’s touch in following BETWEEN THE EYES, more catchy when it needs, and in LADY OF THE MOONLIGHT, where all sounds great and where they able to develop an own style.
In MIDNIGHT RIDE we can feel more traditional Hm vibes, with roaring bass and pressing drums to enrich a fast song, while MERCY, which starts with an interesting intro, is one of our favorite.
The title track starts with an awesome drums attack and it’s another fast track, followed by CEMETERY QUEEN, darker at times with a Sabbath’s mood, enriched by gorgeous solo parts.
if TO THE STARS is maybe the only song that doesn’t hit us, anthemic HEADBANGING ‘TIL DEATH, squared and with Saxon’s influences, ends in the best way this great platter!!
LET’S START THIS 2021 with a giant dose of CLASSIC HM..MIDNIGHT SPELL..A BAND TO TAKE AN EYE ON!! A MUST-HAVE!!
1. Blood For Blood
2. Between The Eyes
3. Lady Of The Moonlight
4. Midnight Ride
6. Sky Destroyer
7. Cemetery Queen
8. To The Stars
9. Headbang ‘Til Death.