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An album that will make you pray they don’t wait another six years for the follow up.

Swiss misters Crown of Glory have been missing in action on the album front since their well received debut in 2008, but after six long years of hard concert work they’ve finally decided to give it another go. Power Metal to the hilt, they are six strapping young lads, half of whom could swap passports, so ‘identikit Metal band’ are they.

Regardless of how they may look, it all comes down to the music and COG certainly don’t disappoint, not even a tiny bit. ‘King For A Day’ makes great use of the twin guitars and keyboard, playing around with power and melody in equal measure. It’s all pretty dramatic stuff, varying between chest beating Metal (‘The End Of The Line’), Power Metal (‘One Fine Day’) and Hard Melodic Rock (‘The Hunter’).

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Hene Muther does himself proud on vocals, bringing a very Helloween-esque tint to many of the songs and helped out by some nicely produced backing vocals throughout.  Add to this some intelligently used keyboards, the obligatory widdly guitar solos and pounding drums and you have an album that ticks all the right boxes.

Crown of Glory are certainly more Helloween than DragonForce, but have won me over with some very polished, melodic songs. ‘King For A Day’ is an album that will make you pray they don’t wait another six years for the follow up.

Alan Holloway

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