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Reign - Now And Forever (Reissue) Award winner

Reign
Now And Forever (Reissue)
by Jake "The Snake" Rogge at 29 May 2014, 8:00 PM

Granted this is a reissue and my first time hearing it, I think it kicks ass as much as it would have when it was released in 1997. I don’t know how different it is from the original recording from 16 years prior, so I have no basis for comparison.  However, the band REIGN, just earned a new fan. On their album, “Now and Forever”, REIGN, use an eclectic mix of Heavy Metal components. I like every song I have heard, all are similar but all are different…and that’s awesome. I hear elements of JUDAS PRIEST, THE CULT, IRON MAIDEN, pinch harmonics, good ass riffs, double bass drumming, searing guitar solos, and a powerful voice.

From the first notes of the leading track “Can’t Take Anymore”, I knew I was really going to like this album. “Fistfull Of Dollars”, has some great falsetto reminiscent of KING DIAMOND / MERCYFUL FATE.  “Now and Forever”, has a QUEENSRYCHE feel to me.

I really like this album and band!! If you like good old fashioned Heavy Metal with a titch of Power and Progressive thrown in, check them out…you won’t be disappointed. Raise your horns and sing along!

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Can’t Take It Anymore
2. S.O.S. (Season of Sorrow)
3. Nice Guy
4. Running Out of Time
5. Can’t Set You Free
6. Best Served Cold
7. Crime and Punishment
8. Fistfull of Dollars
9. Now and Forever
10. The Last Walk
11. We Walk Alone
Lineup:
Jeff Caudill - Vocals
Joe Sims - Guitar
Michael W. Gillan - -Guitars
Jackie Livengood - Bass
Denny Archer - Drums
Dennis Hayes - Bass
Record Label: Divebomb Records
     


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