|Review: Silent Prophecy - Silent Prophecy|
Year released: 2009
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: March 1, 2010
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
Silent Prophecy, another band from my home land giving the true metal thing a whirl, have produced a rare thing indeed: a demo with an attractive guitar tone. Ever heard of such a thing? Yes, their self-titled three-tracker might not have the best production, or even the best performance, but the band sure give it their best shot, and the guitars certainly go a long way towards stating their case. That modicum of conviction was enough to keep me interested. It should be for you, too.
There's nothing here you haven't heard before, but Silent Prophecy at least have the balls to kick it old school, and there is a nice US metal vein running through tracks like "Call To The Darkness" and mini-epic "The Haunting", recalling, in small reflections, Helstar and Iced Earth – and at times a bad Steel Prophet – but still, there is enough Maiden and Metallica influences (particularly in the guitar work) to keep the regular punters happy, and I'm sure given enough time to evolve, Silent Prophecy could certainly manufacture a very strong metal record. But as so often with releases of this nature – believe me, I know – the weakness lies in the vocal department, and while Vats Iyengar can hit the notes and keep them there (just barely, mind you) there is a vast room for improvement, on all counts.
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