Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath
Album Review By Adam McCann
Don’t Break the Oath
In 2015, Visigoth managed to land one of the best albums of that year. ‘The Revenant King’ was addictively fun, it was one third Manowar, one third Grand Magus with a final third ‘Dungeons & Dragons’. In fact, ‘The Revenant King’ was that good, it begged the question, how are Visigoth going to match the expectations? Three years have passed since Visigoth released their debut album and this year sees the band deliver their follow up ‘Conqueror’s Oath’.
‘Conqueror’s Oath’ is everything that you would expect from these young Salt Lake City upstarts. The album loses none of the epic battle hymns that were laid out on the previous album and in fact, the album goes a little bit beyond, it shows Visigoth evolving as a band. One of the albums stand out tracks ‘Warrior Queen’ features some sublime flute playing which not only gives the song an extra dimension, but also adds to the overall atmosphere of the album. Moreover, ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ is a significant step forward, songs such as the fist rousing ‘Steel and Silver’, ‘Outlive Them All’ and ‘Hammerforged’ demonstrate songs which have been meticulously worked out and tempered live.
So, in answer to the question? Yes, ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ not only meets expectations, but also exceeds them. This album could well be one of the albums to watch out for at the end of year and is a must buy for any fan of traditional heavy metal or power metal.
Rating : 87/100
MHF Magazine/Adam McCann