Released: 2013, Sky Rocket Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Nightblade’s second LP continues their celebration of the NWOBM genre, kicking off first with leading single ‘Over My Dead Body’, with it’s galloping guitars and ‘Priest like tearaway pace.
Sounding like a cross between Paul Di'Anno and Ozzy, Mark Crosby’s vocals come across very well throughout the album, and Dave Parrish’s guitar prowess keeps the energy at maximum levels, with a barrage of twin assault riffs that would scare off some of the more established acts.
‘Devil Advocate’ has a great meld of Sabbath lyrical lore, but instead of the vision of an alchemist studying peacefully in his home, think of him rolling down a hill with rockets strapped to his back, you'll get the idea! ‘You’ll Always Remain’ is the crown jewel on this album, an 8+ epic, which is incredibly catchy but yet doesn’t become repetitive, if Nightblade can pull out numbers like this on future efforts, they’ll really turn heads in the rock community.
There haven’t been that many acts that make me want to go see them live after hearing their studio efforts, but I’d definitely chalk these guys up, a quality record made by guys who love what they do, look out for them at a big stage near you, classic British metal is in safe hands.
Review by Alistair Dyson