Label: Dying Victims Productions
One of the most highly anticipated debut albums is Galaxy’s On the Shore of Life, that Dying Victims will release this month on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Galaxy are a heavy metal band from Melbourne, Australia. And they are one of these cases where their influences are well filtered and through its members strong personalities create a flaming result that leaves you with your mouth wide open. The warm production through the magic hands of the one and only Andy LaRocque and the sweet analog hitting of their guest drummer; Simon Phillips of MSG’s debut and Judas Priest’s Sin After Sin fame (not forget he have worked also with The Who and Jeff Beck) makes them simply irresistible for fans of late 70’s – early 80’s sound. But this not their only ace on their sleeves…please also count their ability to write simple and outspread yet catchy compositions full of guitar solos and sharp riffs and last but not least the high octane vocals from Phillip T. King in the veins of Kai Hansen as he sung in early Halloween releases and a tint of King Diamond.
Galaxy have been warned us since Lost From the Start, their debut EP released in late 2019 also by DYING VICTIMS. This time songs are even heavier and darker and even exhibit a greater sense of scope. Their power metal is definitely full of speed elements and traditional Heavy metal influences as songwriter Stu Callinan (who handles all guitars and bass) and vocalist / lyricist Phillip T. King have based On the Shore of Life with foundations built upon early Mercyful Fate, early Priest, (again) early Fates Warning and Iron Maiden as if everything stopped somewhere between 1984 and 1985 in Heavy Metal. Of course here and there you can hear some Thin Lizzy and NWOBHM elements and an epic aura as the guitars run in an overflowing yet addictive motif.
Highlights: Valentine, the sentimental Daughter in the Distance, Firelight Palaver and the epic closer We Enter the Door of Death Alone.