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Prey - Knights Of The Revolution


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I just got done spinning this disc after the awesome OUTLOUD disc and I must say, both of those discs may be in my Top 10 for 2009!!

 

This is one killer slice of hard rock from Sweden! Borders on metal at times but this is the shit!! :banger:

 

Here's a review I found online:

 

http://www.metal-temple.com/review.asp?id=3858

 

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GMR Music

 

1. Knights Of The Revolution

2. Deliver The Goods

3. Playing With Fire

4. Bloodred Sky

5. Get Out

6. Into Fire

7. In Memoriam

8. Addicted

9. Run

10. Personal Fantasy

 

Thomas Nystroem - Lead vocals, Guitars

Peter Baecke - Bass, Vocals

Fredrik Plahn - Keyboards, Vocals

Robban Back - Drums, Vocals

 

This is one of those cases where the band’s name, the album’s title and artwork are totally misleading about the music genre dealt here. Ok, I know that you can judge a book by its cover but it is not that easy! So, getting this digital promo I double clicked on the promo sheet -that just contained the artwork and the album’s tracklist- (hey label guys, this is not a proper promo sheet) and immediately got the impression that this is another Power Metal release. Of course the lack of in-depth information did not raise any flags regarding the PREY’s ancestry that is Swedish. During the last five years I have become very confident about albums for this part of Europe since we are getting excellent music from there. But I think it is about time for me to stop blabbering and get on the music itself.

 

So, this is the band’s second release that comes four years after their debut "The Hunter." This might be a long period of time but on the other hand this may mean that the band has been working hard on the studio to produce something interesting with -why not- a unique character. It is not always good to rush a release especially if the debut was a good one because you may fall in the trap of just repeating yourself. Nevertheless, it’s time to push the play button and welcome PREY with "Knights Of The Revolution." The song enters with a powerful sound with fat guitars, EUROPE-esque backing keyboards and the addictive Hard Rock groove the Swedish bands know how to produce! The vocals made look over the lineup since I got the striking impression that D.C. Cooper from SILENT FORCE (also an ex-ROYAL HUNT singer) is handling the microphone here. Indeed, the vocals are the icing on the cake here and actually give the music a hearty Hard Rock backbone that simply cannot fail. "Deliver The Goods" continues in the same vein with more melody and an excellent ’arena’ chorus that entices you to sing along or at least hum. The sound production is just perfect giving a massive sound on the rhythm section and some room for the bass guitar to breathe. PREY can also sound heavier and for this they deliver "Playing With Fire" that gave shivers down my spine since the PRETTY MAIDS memories from the "Future World" days surfaced up giving additional kudos to the Swedish act. The music continues in the same high level with the AOR sounding "Bloodred Sky" and the mid tempo "Get Out" while introducing some underlying JUDAS PRIEST influences in the solid guitar groove with "Into Fire." Here, the keyboard melodies are at least addictive giving introducing some modern finishing touches while adding DOKKEN and WINGER to the influences list.

 

Now, I am sure that there is a music magic well in Sweden where bands go, get inspired and bless their albums. Seriously now, who cannot but agree that lately this country has been delivering excellent albums without stopping giving (I have said this before) energy injections to the Metal scene’s veins. PREY belongs to this category and "Knights Of The Revolution" is something more than a fuel injection. Their fine blend of arena Hard Rock through the passion filled AOR looking glass will definitely bring a cool breeze in your summer nights. Let’s all become addicted to the game...

 

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Wow....thanks for the heads up on this one. Didn't even know it existed. I have their first, PREY - "The Hunter" and loved that one.....I'll definitely have to dig this one up for my collection.

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Might have to hunt this one down. Are there any samples anywhere?

 

You can listen to 'em on their Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/preynation :banger:

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Another one that feels like something is missing....

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Another one that feels like something is missing....

Yeah, it's failed to pull me in for a second listen so far but I'm slowly getting around to it. I don't think it was bad, but as you say it's just missing something special.

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Another one that feels like something is missing....

Yeah, it's failed to pull me in for a second listen so far but I'm slowly getting around to it. I don't think it was bad, but as you say it's just missing something special.

 

backed.....listened once and then forgot.

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