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Galahad - Empires Never Last (CD)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 11th June 2007

Label: Avalon
Catalogue Number: GHCD9
Price: £9.99
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Galahad - Empires Never Last

‘Empires Never Last’ is the sixth proper Galahad studio album.

This is easily Galahad’s heaviest, most muscular and guitar orientated album to date.

With ENL Galahad are at last showing their teeth and at times what a fine set of razor sharp teeth they are! The band are, at times, verging on Prog/Metal territory but without the hair and the histrionics!!

What we have here  is Galahad the ’Rock’ band, at times morphing in to Galahad the modern ’Metal’ band but still containing elements of Galahad the ‘Progressive’ band.

Although a lot darker both musically and lyrically from previous albums the sound is still distinctively ‘Galahad’.

Keyboards still feature prominently, but the band evokes a  more industrial feel at times on this album with its liberal use of sequencers, effects, samples  and unusual electronic sounds.

There are quieter moments, but these only serve to provide the required light and shade, there are certainly no ballads on ENL!

Empires Never Last was recorded at Thin Ice Studios, Surrey and engineered and mixed by Karl Groom who has worked with numerous prog/rock/metal bands including Arena, Mendeed, Dragonforce and, of course his own band, Threshold.

Therefore, as you would expect, the production is pristine and the sound is huge! Thus, the energy, spirit and attitude of the band has been captured on this album unlike on any before it.

Empires also features a few special guests including Karl Groom (Threshold) on guitar, Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon) on fake dulcimer and Tina Booth (Magenta) on vocals.

‘Empires Never Last’ should be one of the Rock albums of 2007.

Go on, give it a listen you might be pleasantly surprised.

 



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