Click here for home page

Click here

Contact Us | Customer Information | Privacy Policy | Audio Help

Main Menu
Submit a review
Album Reviews
Book Reviews
DVD Reviews
Sign up for newsletter
Get Your EMail Address
Submit your website
VAINGLORY Vainglory MTM/SPV (2007)

Vain Glory

US band Vainglory release their debut album, a solid power metal set. Melodic with a touch of extreme, and former Chastain vocalist Kate French fronting.

There are touches of Saxon in opening track 'Walking Dead', only far more brutal, with a wall of sound effect.

There’s an element of speed metal to the rhythm in 'Burdened', which has a subtle melody and some decent riffs, still as heavy as hell. 'The Only Way I Know' starts off slower with a chunky riff before things pick up. Kate’s vocals are powerful, and it’s often hard to tell she’s female.

'Face Of Death' has a touch of shred. The album is extremely heavy without quite being an extreme metal album, and the changes of pace are good. Guitars go from thrash to power metal, some nice guitar harmonies and melodies, with touches of trad metal under the power (Saxon, Maiden Helloween esp on 'Decapitation Attack'). Heavy but good.


Review by Joe Geesin

Print this page in printer friendly format

Print this page in printer-friendly format

Tell a friend about this page

Tell a friend about this page

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

Featured Artists
Artist Archive
Featured Labels
Label Archive
Do you want to appear here?

Guest contributor


Full bio