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Review: A Sound of Thunder - The Lesser Key of Solomon
A Sound of Thunder
The Lesser Key of Solomon

Label: Mad Neptune Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 1:00:56
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: October 13, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
The Lesser Key of Solomon

Rated 3.63/5 (72.5%) (8 Votes)

A Sound of Thunder is an apt name for this Washington, D.C.-based Traditional/Power Metal band. Big riffs, beefy bass and driving drum beats provide a rock-solid foundation for the powerful, clean vocals of lead singer Nina Osegueda. She mixes the authority of Chastain's Leather Leone with the pugnacious screams of Huntress' Jill Janus and comes up with a perfect compliment for the muscular riffs and rhythms played by the rest of the band. Some of the songs follow conventional songwriting paths, like the speedy "Udoroth" and the slower ballad "The Boy Who Could Fly," while others have a few twists that give album #6, The Lesser Key of Solomon, a touch of the unique. The nearly 10-minute "Elijah" goes back and forth between a more traditional chorus and oddly-timed verses with Osgueda effectively changing up the emotions between the two. "House of Bones," the closer and another longer track, follows a similar pattern and this helps separate The Lesser Key of Solomon from the pack. If Chastain or the early albums by Accept are among your favorites, this is an album you should be checking out post haste.

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