Стиль: Power/Progressive Metal
Страна: United States
. . . Mercury Rising demo 1992:
01. Death Do Us Part (demo 1992) [0:04:56.21]
02. Slowly Killing Me (demo 1992) [0:03:30.11]
03. Minute Man (demo 1992) [0:05:18.57]
04. Harnessed Lightning (demo 1992) [0:04:17.41]
05. Under A Big Sky (demo 1992) [0:05:50.50]
06. Slowly Killing Me (demo 1991) [0:03:36.03]
07. Under A Big Sky (demo 1991) [0:05:53.58]
08. Problem Child (live 1992) [0:03:56.53]
09. Mercury Rising (live 1992) [0:04:11.30]
10. Metal America (live 1992) [0:05:44.00]
Clarence Osborne - vocals on 1-5
Joe Nichols - vocals on 6-10
Hal Dolliver - guitars
Gary Goldsmith - guitars
Chris Brush - bass
Jeff Moos - drums
|Fortunately people from Arkeyn Steel Records believe the same so the tape is grabbed, remastered and represented on CD format along with the band's unreleased 1991 demo and some live stuff that really captures the magic of this band. If you still missing the point about this excellent power/prog band you would better bring into your mind an adventurous mix of Lethal and Mystic Force brought to the front under catchy, powerful and outstanding riffs (that will also bring to your mind classics like Judas Priest and early Queensryche). Melodic lead themes brings even more force to the songs, however the real deal in here is the vocals that are indeed THE band's trademark. You can add the mystery that is spread through the band's composition as a very positive feature, yes Mercury Rising for sure can NOT be pointed as your everyday metal band, there is much to hear in their stuff, especially the early one.
This 1992 tape captured the raw force of band that really had the Power and Talent to deliver some storm-taking Metal. Same goes for the unreleased 1991 demo and the live tracks that are offered to you in this release that brings in the light of the day the band's early days.
I really enjoyed the fact that the CD has the original demo tape cover. Unreleased photos, complete bio and lyrics completes the puzzle.
Well in your quest for more power/prog steel Mercury Rising is a chapter sure worth to be examined. Give them a chance starting with this great CD.
The Forgotten Scroll