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Review: Black Majesty - Children of the Abyss
Black Majesty
Children of the Abyss

Label: Pride & Joy Music
Year released: 2018
Duration: 46:52
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: November 20, 2018
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Readers Rating
Children of the Abyss

Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)

Black Majesty's long career is full of good moments, and Children of the Abyss, while not being their best (by far), stacks some killer riffs and good, catchy tunes. Energetic and simplistic Power Metal tracks like opener "Dragons Unite" and "Hideaway" do their job well and the band is in great form, especially frontman John "Gio" Cavaliere. There are, however, some weaker parts that sort of make the whole experience sound a little bit flat and less bombastic than we would expect from the Australians, but nothing too irritating or actually awful.

Some fillers here and there hurt the overall experience and the songwriting is somewhat inconsistent, but the better songs make up for these few blackouts and are enough to carry the album. Axemen Hanny Mohammed and Steve Janevski do a great job of providing galloping riffs, especially on the heavier tracks. All in all, Children of the Abyss is not as big musical-wise as its predecessors, but is a nice addition to an equally nice discography.

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