LABEL GoldenCore Records
OUT March, 27th, 2020
OUR RATING 87/100
After the well-received INVASION IMMINENT, out three years ago, now it’s time for new Warrior’s BOUDICA, out last March 27th on GOLDECORE RECORDS.
Recorded between 2018 and 2019 in NEWCASTLE and produced and mixed by DAVE CURLE, provides a new line up with DAVE LUNN on vocals, “veteran” DAVE DAWSON and SAM CLARK on guitars, TONY JOHNSON on bass and SEAN TAYLOR (amazing drummer of Satan (Band)) on drums, and shows as special guest JOHN GALLAGHER (RAVEN).
After the intro CALL TO WAR, we can find BOUDICA WARRIOR QUEEN, with its embracing relentless riff, perfect for all classic headbangers, enriched by a scratching production.
It grows second after second opening to a smart solo part.
Not least next DEVILS ADVOCATE (EVIL ONE), strong and more lilting with a great texture and an effective riffing, all enhanced by a dynamic drums.
Pressing drums for a pressing song and FIRE MOUNTAIN is served, with a riff that will get into your your bones and a solo to remark.
MORDRAKE is different, with darker mood and closer to Sabbath’s lesson in the first slice; the rhythm grows and the song develops several solutions.
PERSECUTION OF WITCHES is a strong, powerful and no frills track; the work on drums is various and it’s an added value and solo parts leave us breathless.
If in DREAMCATCHER we are not enthusiastic about, 4 MINUTE WARNING sounds great with its squared heavy rock.
If REALITY OR FANTASY is their “high quality ballad”, in anthemic MARCH OR DIE they return to push.
The last shot, which ends in the best way this great platter, is brilliant DEATH OF A BLACKSTAR.
As bonus tracks this CD provides 4 songs played at Brofest - UK 2014 with a different line up and EDDY HALLIDAY on vocals.
BRILIIANT, BRISTISH AND STRONG..ONE OF OUR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR!
NWOBHM ALWAYS ALIVE AND KICKIN’!!