Shrine Of The Monkey – Under Blackened Skies
(Rising Records – 2010)
The local boys of old school Heavy Metal are back after many years out the limelight that still feature the same guys in the power trio who are Rick Gregory (Bass/Vocals); Brian Prosser (Guitar/Vocals) and Kev Lee (Drums/Backing Vocals).
Highlights on the original album that I have just recently got my hands on include the Sabbathy 'Suicide Machine' and 'Anthem'; 'Shrine Of The Monkey' with the marvellous fast guitar soloing; the electro-acoustic balled 'Queen Of The Night' or the closing loud slow number that is 'Face The Light'.
Okay, so I missed their comeback show at The Yorkshireman but I intend to catch up with them live soon when we are allowed to go to gigs again!
A decent album where I even get a thank you!
By Glenn Milligan