Guardian Archangel

Gothic Knights

Guardian Archangel
Performed By Gothic Knights
Album UPC 693723005126
CD Baby Track ID 10218105
Label Innersphere Music
Released 2003-10-20
BPM 132
Rated 0
ISRC usx9p1263511
Year 2003
Spotify Plays 335
Writer John Tsantakis, Ricardo Javier Sanchez, Mario Cosentino
Pub Co Dragonlight Music
Composer John Tsantakis, Ricardo Javier Sanchez, Mario Cosentino
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceEasy Clear
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - NY - New York City


Melodic Power Metal


Review from Metal Observer:
Insane! This album contains actually everything, which makes a friend of classic Metal happy. I don't speak of Death Metal fanatics, Nu Metal lunatics or Progressive worshippers, I speak of guys, who love, live and shit (sorry!) that original Heavy Metal with all its cliches. Because with "Up From The Ashes", the third album of GOTHIC KNIGHTS, incarnated HAMMERFALL freaks ("Down In Flames", "Up From The Ashes"), US Metal disciples ("The Machine", "The Witching Hour") and even obscure Metallers ("Sleepy Hollow") will have some decent fun. With "Vampyre" and the divine ballad "Dear Queen", there's also epic stuff on it. Not to forget are great hammers like "Guardian Angel" or "The 13th Warrior" and that's the direction of the whole 70 minutes! Also the experimental version of DURAN DURAN's hit "Hungry Like The Wolf" shines new with the Metal approach!
After two outstanding records via Sentinel Steel, it was calm around the "True" Americans from GOTHIC KNIGHTS, there was only a 3-Track demo, which obviously brought them the deal with Limb Music. The productive result comes out with a lovely-made DigiPak. There's also a detailed booklet to find as well as a sticker and a poster as bonus! And only this 4000 pieces limited first edition contains two bonustracks, whereby one of it ("The Machine") belongs to one of the highlights of the album!

What can I say about this perfect album? It exceeds all my expectations. First I was shocked about the European direction of the songs. But they are so great, indeed. But the most tracks present Metal, only American bands can create. You know what I mean, US bands have often that undescribable atmosphere in their songs - which is unfortunately missing with most of the newer bands. This spirit was also in bands like SANCTUARY, HEIR APPARENT or HELSTAR. But also GOTHIC KNIGHTS offer pure magic - I sometimes felt myself back in time. I loved SLAYER, RATT and WATCHTOWER at the same time - all bands played principally hard Rock! (Online December 15, 2003)

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