Supreme Majesty - Tales Of A Tragic Kingdom
Massacre Records
Melodic Hard-Rock / True Metal
10 songs (45'21)
Release year: 2001
Supreme Majesty, Massacre Records
Reviewed by Chris
Surprise of the month

Now that's what I call a pleasant surprise, other might call that a slap in the face, both ways are fine with me. This band from Sweden play something in between Melodic Hard Rock with True Metal elements, sometimes entire True Metal songs or hymns. The first thing that strikes (like thunder ;)) is the production, an enormous one for a brilliant crystal clear sound ! Really great job on the production.

This album is a pure jewel and one of the big surprise of the year. The singer, with his vocals reminding me a bit Firehouse, can pretty much sing any way he likes and he is giving Supreme Majesty what most debut acts don't have : an incredible singer ! I simply love his voice, full stop. The guitars are simply majestic, from heavy riffs to melodic solos, everything is topnotch ! The keyboards also hold a very important place and add the ambiance to the overall sound spectrum. The drummer is very good and for once the drums sound is really loud and clear. Choruses are amongst the most melodic ones I've heard since a long time, always preceded by excellent bridges. The formula is an old one, but when it's played to the perfection like it's the case here : then the result is a jewel debut album !

I must admit that when I've received this promo I thought : "Well, these guys better be good to back up such a band name". Well, Supreme Majesty are exactly what their band name is claiming, and maybe even more ! For all fans of melodic music, from Edguy to Stratovarius, this one has been made just for you. Buy-or-die ! Congratulations, amongst the best debut albums this year after Lost Horizon (who said Sweden rules ?) !

Killing Songs :
10 songs - 10 melodic BOMBS !
Chris quoted 91 / 100
Other albums by Supreme Majesty that we have reviewed:
Supreme Majesty - Elements Of Creation reviewed by Ian and quoted 74 / 100
Supreme Majesty - Danger reviewed by Marty and quoted 78 / 100
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