If you want to do a little
comparing between Majestic Vanguard and the bands I listed above, here
is what I think. The band beats Harmony due to the fact that they pack
a more powerful punch as they are a heavier band. Harmony is maybe a tad
too polished and Beyond the Moon, while sporting great production, doesn't
sound too "slick". The band beats Thy Majestie due to their
better vocals. While Majestic Vanguard doesn't really bring anything new
to the table vocally, Thy Majestie's vocals are (in my opinion) what has
really kept them from being more well known then they are. While I'd consider
Edguy a better band than Majestic Vanguard in some respects, this band
may edge them out due to the area of consistency. I can listen to this
album all the way through and enjoy every second of it. With Edguy, after
a few fabulous songs, I'm dosing off with all the filler. Now Sonata Arctica,
they kinda land in a different area of this genre and I would say they
have the edge over Majestic Vanguard. But when you look at all the comparisons
here, to say that this band is better than Harmony and Thy Majestie, on
pretty much even ground with Edguy and Avantasia, and beaten only by Sonata
Arctica is saying quite a bit.
Rivel Records has a very talented band that has released an album with
great music, stellar production, gorgeous packaging, and quality bold
lyrics. I say the future looks bright!
Best Songs: Tracks 2, 3, & 9.
Review By: Matt Morrow