|Review: Golden Resurrection - Glory To My King|
|Glory To My King|
Label: Liljegren Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: January 8, 2011
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
for:Glory To My King
Rated 4.45/5 (89.09%) (11 Votes)
On one of my many listens through this, my girlfriend noted it was 'Power Metal on drugs', which I'd say is a fair description of Glory To My King, the first recording from this small Swedish supergroup. I say supergroup, but it's just DivineFire/Narnia vocalist Christian Liljegren and ReinXeed's Tommy Johansson, who really should have worked together before if this is how good their collaboration sounds. Truly, if you're at all interested in Power Metal, be prepared to fork out a couple of notes for this baby, as it is one of the most blatant and flamboyant examples of the genre I've heard in a while, one full of fluffy neo-classical keys, trem-picked riffs, clear soaring vocals, and ultra sweet, ultra catchy choruses.
With Christian being, well, a Christian, Golden Resurrection is very pious, as was everything he did with Narnia, Audiovision, Wisdom Call, and just about anything else he put his name to. This might piss some of you off, but songs like "The Final Day", "See My Commands" and the damn awesome "Proud To Wear The Holy Cross" will convert even the most devout atheist. Christian's voice is the strongest I've ever heard it, full of passion and zeal, and now that Tommy Johansson isn't crooning full time (he does all the backing vocals though, which is a nice touch), you can see how talented he is as a guitar player. There are parts here that would make most Herman Li fans shit their pants; honestly, this guy is the king to Timo Tolkki's vacated throne.
There is not a single lull throughout this record, with every song being pumped so full of Power Metal pomp you might just forget what century it is. If you liked old Narnia but thought they lacked something, or enjoyed ReinXeed but thought they'd improve with a better singer, Glory To My King is a no brainer. For the rest of you, this will simply make your day.
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