Genres: Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Label: Frontiers Records
It’s a boring Holiday Monday here at FRZ HQ as I type this, and to bust up the boredom, Benedictum come crashing in with some great heavy metal with good amounts of power thrown in for measure.
The guitars of Pete Wells are shredtastic riffs and Veronica Freeman’s vocals are stellar. Chris’ five string bass and Mikey’s drumwork form a solid spine to support everything else, along with Tony’s keys (which I wish were a little more present).
This stuff rocks, perfect for fans of Judas Priest, Armour, and Iron Maiden. They’ve been noticed by metal god Ronnie James Dio and worked with George Lynch and Jeff Pilsen, and this album, their newest, hold much promise to bring Benedictum to the fore of American traditional metal.
7 out of 10.