Seven Kingdoms – Seven Kingdoms (2010)

SevenKingdoms_SevenKingdoms2 out of 5 Stars!

Let’s see what we have here…

— Female Vocalist – better than average = 4 stars

— Decent musicianship = 4 stars

— Hellish and stupid growl vocals that destroy every song in which they appear and immediately have me hitting the “STOP” button because they are soooo freaking irritating and offensive = 0.5 star (at best)

— Idiotic and CHEEEEZZZZY lyrics (marching into battle with blazing swords of steel, fight and die for the glorious kingdom, lift your thundering hammers of bullshit, blah, blah, blah and yawn, yawn, yawn), everything that has been done a zillion times before by a zillion other power metal bands = 1 star (at best)

That pretty much sums it up…a band with potential due to their talented female vocalist and their decent musicianship that are, sadly, completely unoriginal, employing all the horrific stereotypes (unnecessary beast vocals and childish lyrics) that make this genre so prone to parody.