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Review: Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath
Conqueror's Oath

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 42:21
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: February 23, 2018
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Conqueror's Oath

Rated 4.32/5 (86.36%) (22 Votes)

Visigoth, Salt Lake City, Utah's true metal warriors, continue their quest to spread epic riffery across the face of the globe with their second full-length album, Conqueror's Oath. Like their debut, 2015's The Revenant King, Conqueror's Oath deftly mixes mid-paced, pounding anthems with tracks that deliver the metal with the speed of a machine gun. "Steel and Silver" opens the album, a tale of the wandering sword-for-hire with an atmosphere of wide-open spaces before giving way to the up-tempo "Warrior Queen" about a woman who needs no man to secure her kingdom. The riffs and choruses pile up quickly through "Outlive Them All" and "Hammerforged" before the album highlight, "Traitor's Gate" takes the air out of the room. Easily one of the best Visigoth tracks of their young career, this one tells a story of betrayal that spans a wide range of emotion, a songwriting triumph. After "Traitor's Gate" the songs tail off a bit but tracks like "Salt City" and "Blades in the Night" still kick the ass of most true metal out there.

Jake Rogers has a unique, immediately recognizable voice, something few bands are so lucky to have, and the guitar work of Jamison Palmer and Leeland Campana gets better and better with every release. Conqueror's Oath is a must have for fans of true and epic heavy metal and should easily slot in your collection with Defenders of the Faith, Hail to England and Crystal Logic.

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