FORCE OF EVIL
Force of Evil returns with yet another pristinely pounding metal offering with BLACK EMPIRE. The 12-track endeavor’s lyrics are patterned after newer horror movie classics like FRIDAY THE 13TH and THE OMEN, and the accompanying ominous metal march does the subject matter proud. The twin guitar assault of legendary duo Michael Denner and Hank Shermann (ex-Mercyful Fate) has never sounded sharper on cuts like “Empire” and “Cabrini Green”, while the volatile vocals and resounding rhythm section hold it down in true metal fashion. Blending power metal’s presence with Goth rock overtones and a slew of nasty guitar riffs, BLACK EMPIRE meld classic metal with operatic progressiveness for an overwhelmingly outstanding experience.