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Friday, 26 December 2014

ATKINS MAY PROJECT: UK Review

http://www.the-rocker.co.uk/

ATKINS MAY PROJECT Empire Of DestructionATKINS MAY PROJECT
Empire Of Destruction
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More metal, this time from guitarist Paul May and vocalist Al Atkins, who’ve been working on and off for a couple of decades now, with this their third album under the Atkins May Project banner.
You won’t be surprised to learn that it fits mainly into the power metal bracket, what with Al Atkins having to contractually fulfill his Judas Priest founder tag.  And there are some excellent tunes  here with ‘Here Comes The Rain’ and ‘Whisper To The Wind’ well worthy of repeat plays.  Atkins may not be the best singer in the world, but he knows that, and makes sure that he plays to his strengths.  Which is why the cover of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Are You Ready’ doesn’t work.
May is a fine guitarist and knows his way round a big riff, and when they stray slightly into prog metal territory, he gets to show his chops off.  It’s a good, solid album, and if you get your finger out, you’ll get a version with a bonus DVD of music videos and an interview with May and Atkins.
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Empire of Destruction
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Valley of Shadows/The Serpents Kiss
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Valley of Shadows
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The Serpents Kiss
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