Belgium guitarist Dushan Petrossi has basically two outlets for his musical creayivity. Iron Mask is one and Magic Kingdom is the other one. The latter releases with ‘MetAlmighty’ a new album as we speak, a longplayer that features an eleven songs comprising setlist.
The guitar wizard is obviously a fan of powerful Metal that’s inspired by the Neo-Classic Metal sounds of Yngwie Malmsteen. Next to that source of influence Magic Kingdom has a solid Power Metal component embedded as well, reflected by songs like ‘Wizards and Witches’. It’s a fast and melodic song with catchy vocals adding a sing-a-long element to the mix. What impresses i specific is the density that comes with the song.
Mentioning density, the sound of ‘MetAlmighty’ is great. There’s a lot of power and dynamic present, strengthening the impact of each of the tunes. The moderate paced ‘Rise From the Ashes, Demon’ is therefor a good example and so is the galloping ‘So Fragile’.
Magic Kingdom is best when they play fast and furious. Ballads like ‘Just a Good Man’ might be needed for such album but it’s the speedy ‘Dark Night, Dark Thoughts’ being a joyful moment on ‘MetAlmighty’.
There are many bands in the fields of Melodic Metal and Magic Kingdom doesn’t have a unique sound. What you can feel though is that the band is fully dedicated. Their heart beat drives these songs and that’s what you can feel throughout.
- Unleash The Dragon
- Wizards And Witches
- In The Den Of The Mountain Trolls
- Fear My Fury
- Rise From The Ashes, Demon
- So Fragile
- Temple Of No Gods
- ust A Good Man
- Dark Night, Dark Thoughts
- King Without A Crown
Label: AFM Records
Genre: Meldic Power Metal
Release Date EU: November 22nd, 2019