“Revolution Street”

By Dr. Abner Mality

I saw these guys play live twice in the last year and I could tell they were something special each time.  Another band from the great Chicago area scene, these guys play a dramatic and very sharp take on American power metal and they give it everything they’ve got.

Names like Crimson Glory, early Queensryche, Leatherwolf and more come to mind when listening to “Revolution Street”, but the one comparison that hit me more than any other was Jag Panzer.  This is what “Ample Destruction” would sound like if transferred to 2010. The vocals are so crisp and clear, it’s hard to believe. The vocalist has a richness to his tone that rivals Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin of Jag Panzer, with high pitched screams reminiscent of Crimson Glory’s Midnight. The tunes are laid out in an elegant, almost baroque fashion, but can really hit fast and hard. “Captured”, “Deformed In the Mind” and “Child of the Dream” show the speed metal side of Moros Nyx. The title track and opener “Rite of Rebellion” are epic, with fruity multi-tracked vocals and a soundtrack kind of feel. The guitar work is just as clean and crisp as the vocals. Even the ballad “We Are The Damned” is intelligently written,featuring beautiful  female vocals and a mighty climax.

The great days of US power metal are not done if Moros Nyx has anything to say about it. This is a fabulous debut and you’ll be hearing more of these guys.