|Review: Majesty - Keep It True|
|Keep It True|
Year released: 2000
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: February 4, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:Keep It True
Rated 4.18/5 (83.64%) (11 Votes)
Majesty is a German Heavy Metal band that plays strongly 80s-influenced metal, and they're damn good at it. This first, independently released album can be described as a 41 minutes hymn to metal, not without reminding one of Manowar without the "better than you" attitude that pisses me off in Manowar. Ever since I got this CD, it's been my "feel good" CD of the day, I actually use it to start my day at work. Being an independent release, the album suffers a little bit on the production, but it's still surprisingly good. The album is made up of 8 songs and they all shine by their quality. I still can't figure out whose voice the singer reminds me off, although there are some parts on the album where I was a little bit reminded of Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell II type of singing (coming from me, that's a good thing - just pointing that out). I have absolutely no complaints about the vocals on this album, they fit the music perfectly and his voice is just great.
All song are rockers except for the seventh, We Will Ride, a very good ballad that ranks up there with the best. The last song, Last Revolution is the least metal-centric of the album, recounting a revolution against the king. I didn't like the opening riff on that one, but that lasts only a couple of seconds and as soon as the singing starts, all is forgotten and you're in for one of the best songs of the album. Although they're all good. Damn it, some label need to sign these guys soon.
Majesty say it themselves, they don't innovate much and it's not their goal. They just play the music they love. When a band is so good at it, I have absolutely no problem with that. Hail to Majesty!
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