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Night Demon - Darkness Remains

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Welcome To The Night Video
Hallowed Ground
Maiden Hell
Stranger In The Room
Life On The Run
Dawn Rider
Black Widow
On Your Own
Flight Of The Manticore
Darkness Remains

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: April 21st, 2017
Label: Steamhammer
Categories: Heavy

MetalBite Review by Adam M on 5/16/2017 11:48:07 AM

Night Demon performs a very traditional take on the heavy metal genre. This echoes the first couple of Iron Maiden albums quite nicely. The guitar riffs come straight from that time period and lay waste to all of the surroundings. This style is an interesting one because it has that classic feeling wrapped all over it. Songs are uplifting and rousing in nature. The music is a feel good approach to metal and brings with it a lot of addicted listeners.

Black Widow is a highlight with itís rollicking nature. There are many highlights to be found on this disc, however. Itís simply a well put together collection of songs that doesnít get old. There are so many golden moments here that recall the classic days that itís difficult not to like the proceedings. The musical performances are all solid. The vocalist recalls Paul DiíAnno from Iron Maiden. Guitar riffs are juicy and nicely become memorable in fine fashion. Drumming is solid, but nothing spectacular. Together the musical elements make for an exciting thing to behold. The fault of the disc lies in its unoriginality. People have already heard music like this in the past and itís questionable whether itís done as well here as even the Killers album, for example. However, there arenít many albums that sound like this and this album thus fills a niche nicely. †Itís something that fills a need within the metal genre and this makes the album more commendable. Especially since the song writing is rather good, there isnít much to fault with this disc.

Darkness Remains makes for a great throwback to the classics and one must partake in this moment. There are a couple of not too necessary cover tracks that finish off the recording and arenít as strong as the bandís original pieces, which is a slightly questionable way to finish the recording. The originals are so good that youíll forget about this, however.

Overall: 7.6 out of 10