Tuesday, 6 January 2015

AMP US review


Atikins May Project: Empire of Destruction


(Atkins May Project)
Release Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
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Al Atkins has been rocking the heavy metal beat since 1964 and if you are wondering if you know that name then that could be from his days when he formed the band called Judas Priest. Along with Atkins, there's guitarist Paul May and these two men have formed a group called the Atkins May Project. Sticking with what has made both men popular and the music that they have played their whole lives, "Empire of Destruction" is a heavy metal album that will put some oomph into your day when listening to it. Empire of Destruction does what metal bands should do, play songs that are filled with power beats and a whole lot of energy.
Atkins May Project is some of the metal music that I like to listen to the most. It's powerful, the songs are quick, beats are being played fast, but while the songs are filled with this energy and are being played with quick paced tempos it don't sound like it's in turbo mode. Don't get me wrong, I also enjoy the hyper drive speed metal but just good old fashion heavy metal will always get me pumped up. That's exactly what Empire of Destruction accomplishes, getting me pumped up from listening to it. Half way through track one I went from being blah it's another day to being oh yeah let’s get this day started already. Let me explain in another way that might make sense to this younger generation, listening to Empire of Destruction will be like having a energy drink, you get that shot of caffeine that you need to perk you up.
These two musicians know their stuff and rightly so I would say considering how long they've been playing. Vocals and instrumentals are being performed well on this album. There are a few moments that the music is a bit low key for a heavy metal song but like all heavy metal albums there is at least one song that will be the ballad or the slower song for those moments when you just want to catchy your breath. Best aspect I think for this album is that the tempos and beats change up between songs allowing the album to stay fresh from track to track. It's a fun album that would fit well for the early days of heavy metal lovers as well as fitting well with new comers to heavy metal. The songs are just a lot of fun for me to listen to and the energy that has been put into them oozes out and into me. For those reasons alone I will be listening to this album in future.


Empire of Destruction
CD/DVD - £9.99

Valley of Shadows/The Serpents Kiss
2CD - £9.99

Valley of Shadows
CD - £9.99

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