"Vengeance Rising" (LMP; 2007)

Reviewed by Snidermann

In this era of global communications, it's not unusual to have a good friend all the way across the country (in this case, New York ) even though you've never met in person.  Well, Tony (Don Tony) Incigeri, singer/bassist of Shango, is such a friend to all of us here at Rough Edge. With Tony's help, we got a copy of "Vengeance Rising" by Zandelle to review and, once again, we find ourselves thanking Tony for the discovery. 

Zandelle is a metal outfit that fits in very well with what we do here at Rough Edge. Much to my dismay, storytelling isn't really essential in today’s metal music scene. On "Vengeance Rising," however, Zandelle tells a story from start to finish with each song. It's like walking through a library, picking up a book and starting to read it. Here, of course, the band tells the story; all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show.  

Just a few of the stories told by Zandelle on "Vengeance Rising" are "Blood Red Shores," a story of the World War II invasion of France ; "Dragon's Hoard," the tale of a the title creature that only awakes every ten years to horde more gold; the adventures of Black Beard the pirate and more.  

Thanks, Don Tony, for the referral of this great band. The music is tight and easy to listen to and only gets better with each spin. This CD was very easy to review and enjoy. Simply incredible!!

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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