Age of Taurus Desperate Souls of Tortured Times ( Limited Edition Blue Vinyl - only 350 pressed!) New & Sealed
Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Angel Witch, Hexvessel, Ghost), 'Desperate Souls of Tortured Times' is a 42 minute collection of material written during their transition over the past three years. It's an unashamedly heavy voyage down a road less travelled, where each of the seven songs acts as a chapter from an altogether longer tale. Monstrous, mountain-shaking riffs are order of the day in the Empire, stepping aside only for Riddell's searing leads to take hold, whilst the lock-tight Bruce/Claydon rhythm section underpins all. Heading the charge from centre stage, Wright's lyrics act as a vivid narrative, painting pictures of ancient ritual and sprawling landscapes, somewhat reminiscent of Manilla Road and Brocas Helm in their prime. Some might assume that DSOTT is a concept album, however in reality, Age of Taurus is more like a 'concept band', intent on delivering undiluted and intriguing heavy metal to all that will listen.
1. A Rush of Power
2. Sinking City
3. Always in the Eye
4. Walk With Me My Queen
5. Desperate Souls of Tortured Times
6. Embrace the Stone
7. The Bull and the Bear
Released by Rise Above Records Cat. no. RISELP153.
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