APRIL 22nd 2014
SAVAGE MESSIAH: THE FATEFUL DARK

Review By: Metal Mom

As I am reviewing their latest album, “The Fateful Dark”, I notice that Savage Messiah has been nominated for a Metal Hammer Golden God Award in the Best New Band category. Definitely.

In 2007 in London, England Savage Messiah came to be, with the eagerness and  commitment to create 100% heavy metal music.  The band consists of Dave Silver on lead guitar and vocals, Joff Bailey on lead guitar, Stefano Selvatico on bass and Andrea Gorio on drums.

It has now been 6 years since they first began and the band has received considerate success, with two worldwide official releases, one independent EP, and numerous tours under their belts with such bands as Overkill, Evile, Death Angel, Queensryche, Skeletonwitch, Sylosis, Onslaught, and many more.

Savage Messiah spent the last half of 2013 on the road, then in December of the same year announced that the title of their newest album would be “The Fateful Dark”. Production was done once again by Scott Atkins. The unique artwork was created by Peter Sallai. The Fateful Dark was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England, and the release is being taken care of by USA Earache/Century Media on March 18 (Europe by Earache Records March 10). There are 10 tracks with 3 bonus available via the Earache Records web store and on iTunes.

Track Listing:
  1. Iconocaust
  2. Minority Of One
  3. Cross Of Babylon
  4. Hellblazer
  5. Live As One Already Dead
  6. The Fateful Dark
  7. Zero Hour
  8. Hammered Down
  9. Scavengers Of Mercy
 10. The Cursed Earth
 11. Be Quick Or Be Dead *
 12. Lightning To The Nations *
 13. Killers *
 * Earache webstore / iTunes-exclusive bonus tracks

The band is continuing their metallic journey of thrash and power metal. So you will find after giving this album a thorough listening to some great ingredients of heavy, with plenty of melodic, with your thrash and power metal arrangements. This gives the vocals something to attach to, making a magnificent presentation. The band also decided to give some brilliant metal anthems for us all to enjoy.

You have heard the saying “Put the pedal to the Metal“, well that’s exactly what you are going to get here, and this is an album, that for me, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it numerous times to get a real feel for it.  Like power metal, then this is just for you, I highly recommend this.