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'World Detonation'
(Mosh Tuneage (PHD/Plastic Head Music) & Goodlife Recordings)

Phil Kane

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Reign Of Fury World Detonation

Reign Of Fury originally hail from the mean streets of Cheltenham. Prowling the stages of the English South West and Midlands for the last fifteen years, the band honed its sound; a surprisingly authentic sounding Bay Area thrash/Metal hybrid, until they are now in a position to release this, their debut album.

If you like your Metal a la Priest, Maiden and old(ish) Metallica then you are gonna love Reign Of Fury's 'World Detonation'. It is a thrashed up harmonised dual guitar meat fest that furls the styles of the old guard up in chain mailed sheets of well preserved youthful exuberance.

The opening one-two of instrumental 'Goodbye Mother Earth' and 'Infernal Conflict' nail the album's colours to the mast in no uncertain terms. The Metallica-meets-power-Metal mix is a combo on which the rest of the album comfortably sits with the occasional death grunt vocal thrown in to break up the otherwise octave scalingly clean vox.

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It is good but not perfect because other than a few quiet intros, 'Heaven Waits, Hell Takes' and 'Vile Submission' for instance, there is not a lot that differentiates the songs from each other on 'World Detonation'. Any subtleties that may have been added have been pretty much crushed in the Metallica meets Maiden mash up and thus the chances of anything sticking when everything goes quiet are not good.

Until the closing track, 'The Hound' that is, because here we have a nine minute dose of heavy metal that is the result of the rest of the album being distilled and filtered until only the purist essence is left. If 'The Hound' does not become a darling of the mosh pit then there really is no hope for us at all.

New, 'World Detonation' certainly isn't; you will be lucky to find it being described anywhere as inventive or innovative. It is an album that you will be almost instantly familiar with, accompanied as it is by the ghosts of thrash's other big hitters Testament and Megadeth. Yet Reign Of Fury does its Metal thing very well.

Originality issues aside, there is no denying the album has considerable commercial potential. 'World Detonation' has the accessibility of the likes of Trivium and Dragonforce at their best; an ease of use for the listener that whilst not necessarily being substantial enough to satisfy the needs of the veteran of Metal's bar wars, will almost certainly appeal to the younger, less patient Metalhead who demands instant gratification.

To release this sort of Metal album now must have taken nuts of iron as some of the biggest hitters of the genre have released albums recently into an already engorged market place. In this instance however, the quality of the album is such that the gamble could well pay off and Reign Of Fury might just be able to justify hitching a ride on the tails of this particular thrash juggernaut.

For Metalheads in the know, 'World Detonation' will either verge on the parody or prove a nice comfortable welcoming album to get into. For those, however, who know not where they step then perhaps this album is the perfect introduction to the genre.

The track ‘World Detonation' is available as a free download at or you can take a peek here...





Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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