|Classic Review: Black Knight - Master of Disaster|
|Master of Disaster|
Label: Cult Metal Classics
Year released: 1985
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: May 31, 2006
Reviewed by: Ulysses
for:Master of Disaster
Rated 4.55/5 (90.91%) (11 Votes)
I speak for a lot of people when I say that I absolutely hate it when bands this brilliant form, release a demo that's impossible to find, a single album that totally rules and then they split up and vanish into the sands of obscurity. Fortunately Greek label "Cult Metal Classics" found this self-titled masterwork and decided to release it once again to the world with a limited press of 600 copies.
This album is an unqualified classic, it's a shame the band never got to release more albums. Who knows where they could've been today? With a debut like this, they could've been ranking up with Heavy Metal Gods Manilla Road. The album kicks off with "Warlords Wrath" that instantly demonstrates with strength and vigor that is certainly kept through out the 56 minutes of bone-crunching Metal. If there ever was a song that could set the mood for the entire album, this is it. Afterwards, we have some great Heavy Metal hymns like "Metal Screams", "Aaraigathor", "Master of Disaster", "Day of the Wizard", and "Battlefield" which are all significant classics. The other tracks on the album are good; however they are not as outstanding as the previously mentioned tracks.
Black Knight are just another band that show that to write a classic album, you don't need repetitive high-pitched wailing vocals or intense instrument wankerizations. All you need is good crunchy musicianship, great medium-ranged vocals, and excellent headbang worthy lyrics. The album isn't catchy at first, but it certainly grows on you with time!
A recommended release for all Heavy Metal enthusiasts!
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