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Review: Ivory Knight - Voices In Your Nightmares
Ivory Knight
www.ivoryknight.com
Voices In Your Nightmares

Label: Independent
Year released: 1988
Duration: 16:41
Tracks: 5
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 5/5

Review online: March 16, 2000
Reviewed by: The Lord of Hate
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Voices In Your Nightmares

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Interesting what we can find in the neighborhood... Ivory Knight is a melodic heavy metal band from Ottawa, Canada, which means I might even have seen the guys without knowing it! :)  This is a 5-track demo that the band sent me.  It was recorded with the original line-up back in 1988.   The band reformed in 1999 with a new line-up.  You'll find more details on their web site.

I've been overdosing on melodic metal recently, having listened to way too much melodic power metal, but somehow I don't get tired of listening to this demo.  The first thing that hit me on the first track, Turn Of The Wheel, were the vocals.  Vocalist John D. Perinbam is in full control of his voice, and it fits perfectly with the music, which could be categorized as "good ol' heavy metal" (read: great).  Ok, ok, after all the demo was recorder in the 80's :).  The songs are all great and the music is wonderfully executed, it just "flows in", all you have to do is set your CD player to repeat, sit down and enjoy :).  I'm really impressed, I definitely wasn't expecting this.  This is the kind of demo that makes you wonder why those guys are unsigned.  Four of the songs are somewhat "speedy", while the other is more of a ballad with some rocking moments, probably my favorite on the demo.

The only negative note is the short length, at a little less than 17 minutes it makes me crave for more!  The band is reportedly working on another demo to be released this summer, and two songs not available on Voices In Your Nightmare are available on mp3.com (click the link above to go to their page on mp3.com.)  I just can't wait to hear the new stuff.

It's great to have such a talented metal band in the area, especially since Ottawa is more into alternative music and therefore the metal scene here is practically on life support.  Hopefully local venues will see what's just waiting in the corner and start showing more metal acts.

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