Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
Sometimes we yearn for the epic, the here today, gone tomorrow flash-in-the-pan attraction of an instant sugar rush paling all too quickly and leaving s wanting so much more.
Kitt Wakeley seems to have had an inbuilt knack of producing music on such a grand scale that it leaves a thunder that will echo down the ages.
This latest release from his forthcoming ‘Symphony of Sinners and Saints’ opus bristles and bulges with the sort of heroic blend of full flight orchestral movement and screaming rock guitars that would shake the very foundations of Asgard.
All this bombastic power is counterpointed by some beautifully balanced angelic vocals that subtly bring splashes of depth and colour to the overwhelming storm like flashes of lightning tearing through the darkness.
The undiluted power and craft of the composition is bound to catch the ears and imaginations of both metal fans and those who love the rowdier end of the classics, Wakeley a magician bringing this all together seemingly at the flick of a wrist.
The perfect soundtrack for anyone who’s ever imagined themselves to be a superhero or warrior facing overwhelming odds with a grin on their faces and the look of steel in their eyes, ‘Sinners and Saints’ will stir your imagination and blood equally. Put in on and strap yourselves in for the ride of your life.