- KINGDOM OF TYRANTS FEAT. MELIAH RAGE, STEEL ASSASSIN MEMBERS RELEASE LIVE VIDEO “THE JUDAS GATE”
KINGDOM OF TYRANTS FEAT. MELIAH RAGE, STEEL ASSASSIN MEMBERS RELEASE LIVE VIDEO “THE JUDAS GATE”
Kingdom Of Tyrants, the US power/heavy metal band comprising veterans of the Boston metal scene, held their premier concert on August 5 at the Amvets in Randolph, MA. A live video for the track “The Judas Gate”, taken from their full-length debut Architects Of Power, is streaming below.
Out of the Boston area rises a new metal beast ready to take on the world. But its musical ancestry is neck-deep - it comprises the Steel Assassin guitar duo of Kevin Curran and Michael Mooney who teamed up with other veterans of the local '80s metal scene: the original Meliah Rage vocalist Mike Munro and drummer Stuart Dowie.
Drawing heavily on the mythology and history of mankind, their debut album brings their take on classic heavy metal mixed with a dose US power. This masterwork shows a wide breadth of distinct, remarkable and consistently heavy songs with driving rhythms, catchy melodies and plenty of hooks. The rhythm section represents a bombast of anger and furious beauty, the riffs are massive and the inspired leads exude pure talent and class. Atop of this foundation, Munro's powerful bellow evokes the alpha wolf lusting after the thrill of the hunt.
The excellence and confidence expected from such seasoned musicians is complemented by superb production. The band remains grounded in the footprints of masters like Metal Church, Savatage, Accept, Judas Priest, Armored Saint and Heretic, but doesn't sound exactly like any of them, having already forged their own personal style.