Black Majesty



by Mr Fahrenheit USER (6 Reviews)
October 4th, 2007 | 6 replies

Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Mediocre power metal with some signs of greatness, but those signs are restricted by the vocals

Black Majesty are an Australian power/speed metal band that has appartenty recieved a lot of critical acclaim in their native country, but with this release I'm not quite sure why.

There is some talent and decent sonwriting in the instrumental departments of the band, but I could not get over how not good the singer is (I didn't say bad, just not good). His "normal" singing voice is not entirely terrible to listen to, but when he tries to do those heavy metal falsetto-screams, it just makes me cringe every time; and he does them a lot. Plus, the vocal melodies are nothing special; none of the choruses made me want to sing along, and although there are guest backup vocalists, I didn't get any of that powerful, pumping-fist emotion that I believe should come from power metal.

The rest of the band on the other hand, are not bad at all. Both guitarists are plenty capable of playing their instruments. This album is full of fast, muted riffs and almost every song has a high quality, technical solo in it. The drummer is good as far as power metal goes, with the standard double bass rythym making up virtually every song. They don't have an official bass player, so therefore bass it is pretty much non-existant on this album.

There are very few parts that stand out to me, its just pretty much constant speed metal with a few slower verses thrown in once in a while. The bridge in "Bleeding World" is pretty good, with muted guitars and the drummer playing a not entirely original but interesting none-the-less riff which then goes into a speedy solo (thats pretty much the only part of this CD that I really enjoyed). They also cover Deep Purple's "Soldier of Fortune," which slows down the pace a little and gives the listener a little bit of a break from the otherwise pounding songs, but its still nothing that I would call "great."

Overall, this CD is pretty average. If you're into fast power metal, then you might enjoy this, but if just getting into the genre or if you haven't heard Black Majesty before, I wouldn't recommend it.

Recommended Songs:
Forever Damned
Evil in Your Eyes
Bleeding World

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October 5th 2007


Album Rating: 2.5

Black Majesty are a Australian power/speed metal band from that has appartenty recieved a lot of critical acclaim in their hamo country, but with this release I'm not quite sure why.
It's not "a Australian" it's "an Australian". In that sentence, delete "from". Also, I'm assuming "hamo" is supposed to be "home".

There's not really a lot to this review... read a few on here to figure out how to flesh it out a bit. It is a first review, so no harm no foul... everyone gets better (mostly ;))This Message Edited On 10.04.07

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Mr Fahrenheit
October 5th 2007


Album Rating: 3.0

Ok, I made some changes, and there were a lot of mistakes, I'll be sure to proofread better next time.

And as for the lenth, there's really nothing more I have to say, it's just not that great of an album

October 5th 2007


Ignore that dude Fahrenheit, he's just a troll. I haven't heard this, but i have another one of their albums kicking about and it's decent but nothing extraordinary.

October 5th 2007


Album Rating: 2.5

If you write a second one then you might want to have it be an album you like a little bit more, or hate a little bit more just so you have more to say... and ignore the other guy, he'll be gone soon enough.

October 5th 2007


I have some stuff by this band. The vocals are lame, and the music is just generic.

Mister Twister
May 6th 2013


Album Rating: 3.0

This album is so astoundingly average, the only reason I can see for giving it anything but a 2.5 is one's personal opinion about the vocals.

Or Bleeding World. That's a good song.

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