SERIOUS BLACK

(GERMANY)

VENGEANCE IS MINE

(2022)
LABEL:

AFM RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC METAL

TAGS:
Easy-Listening, Epic, Theatrical
"With this "Vengeance Is Mine", Serious Black is in the first division of melodic metal. This energetic opus, full of heady melodies, is the work of a band at its peak."
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At the beginning of 2022, Serious Black is already offering its fifth album since its smashing debut in 2015. Could the multiple origins of its musicians be the source of this galloping inspiration that seems to not want to dry up? A German, a Serbian, an Austrian and a Jordanian in the same ship, that must galvanize the creative imagination! 

First of all, it is necessary to mention a small revolution, the one represented by the departure of one of the pillars of the band. The famous Urban Breed has indeed left his friends last year. The one who had assumed on stage, with all the grandiloquence that characterizes him, the costume of a crazy Mr Nightmist, left his place to Nikola Mijić, the singer of Eden's Curse. More sober than his predecessor, the Serbian nevertheless has undeniable vocal assets combining power and expressiveness.

Listening to the singles of this "Vengeance Is Mine" reassures on the persistence of the know-how of Serious Black. His propensity to produce melodic metal anthems with a power tendency is still there. 'Rock With Us Tonight' is a steamroller in which Ramy Ali is unleashed while 'Senso Della Vida' explores another facet of the band. Built with a developed sense of the addictive melody, it is able to convince the followers of the easy listening hard rock. As for 'The Story', it could be compared to a magnificent shell that reveals a sumptuous pearl in its flesh. Its seductive beginning offers a ballad which suddenly explodes in a chorus full of guitars.

The ten other tracks are just as delightful. Provided with numerous melodies and rich of a constant energy, the quartet precipitates us from metallic hits to masterpieces as powerful as galvanizing. Masterplan, Avantasia and Edguy can enjoy their retirement, Serious Black has taken over. Without any dead time, the combo offers a succession of melodies that immediately hook the listener, then inexorably invade his cerebral cortex. Intense, alienating, harmonious and grandiloquent, each score inevitably gathers the support.

Serious Black confirms with this "Vengeance Is Mine" its reputation of melodic metal band that is on the rise. Considering the energy deployed here, it remains to hope that the inexhaustible bounces of the pandemic let the combo show that it is capable of fighting with as much mastery on stage. This chance that could be offered to these talented boys would then allow them to rally to them a horde of followers even more consequent than the one who already had the opportunity to discover them.
- Official website
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AVANTASIA, EDGUY, FIREWIND, MASTERPLAN

TRACK LISTING:
01. Rock With Us Tonight
02. Out Of The Ashes
03. Fallen Hero
04. Senso Della Vita
05. Ray Of Light
06. Soul Divider
07. Tonight I'm Ready To Fight
08. Just For You
09. Soldiers Of Eternal Light
10. The Story
11. Queen Of Lies
12. Album Of Our Life
13. Alea Iacta Est

LINEUP:
Dominik Sebastian: Guitares
Mario Lochert: Basse
Ramy Ali: Batterie
Urban Breed: Chant
   
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