Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook
Review: Black Majesty - Children of the Abyss
Black Majesty
www.blackmajesty.com
Children of the Abyss

Label: Pride & Joy Music
Year released: 2018
Duration: 46:52
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: November 20, 2018
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Readers Rating
for:
Children of the Abyss

Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (3 Votes)
Review


Black Majesty's long career is full of good moments, and Children of the Abyss, while not being their best (by far), stacks some killer riffs and good, catchy tunes. Energetic and simplistic Power Metal tracks like opener "Dragons Unite" and "Hideaway" do their job well and the band is in great form, especially frontman John "Gio" Cavaliere. There are, however, some weaker parts that sort of make the whole experience sound a little bit flat and less bombastic than we would expect from the Australians, but nothing too irritating or actually awful.

Some fillers here and there hurt the overall experience and the songwriting is somewhat inconsistent, but the better songs make up for these few blackouts and are enough to carry the album. Axemen Hanny Mohammed and Steve Janevski do a great job of providing galloping riffs, especially on the heavier tracks. All in all, Children of the Abyss is not as big musical-wise as its predecessors, but is a nice addition to an equally nice discography.

Other related information on the site
Review: In Your Honour (reviewed by Larry Griffin)
Review: In Your Honour (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Sands of Time (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Silent Company (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Stargazer (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Stargazer (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Tomorrowland (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with Steve Janevski (Guitar) on December 6, 2003 (Interviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Video: Further than Insane
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

HOME
























Copyright  © 1999-2018, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.