Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: The Sign
What we are looking for is the essence. To spin a record and to give you whatever there is there to be given. It doesn’t matter if it is going to happen after many attempts or with the first one, the point is for the music to make you complete as a listener and not to leave you with the taste that you received something unnecessary in your quest for the essence. This is exactly the feeling I had when I listened to the third album of Night from Britain that was released by The Sign and is entitled “Raft Of The World”. The band generously gave me only the essence of its music, allowing me to be carried away while listening to its material and not just trying to dig out the “good moments”. They owe so much to 70’s Judas Priest, they owe even more to the N.W.O.B.H.M. legacy of their country, they sound lyrical and at times pompous – especially when they are nodding to the electrified Blue Oyster Cult -, but they don’t fall to the trap of exaggeration. They have in mind the wise musical prism of the descendants The Devil’s Blood, while they execute the a la Horisont “nothing keeps standing” practices with great mastery. This is one of the few albums that I listened to this year that doesn’t contain not even a filler. And I admit we need this kind of records more often. The 70’s material gives birth to inspired heavy metal in our troubled days. Support.