Promethium – Bleeding The Ghost – CD Review23rd August 2023
The 5 piece Lancashire metal band Promethium is back with album number 5, Bleeding The Ghost.
This album has a whole load of influences through it and they make no apologies for it, from the NWOBHM of Bleeding The Ghost, mixed with the blues rock of Priest. There’s also a reference to the 1970s rock stylings via the track Healing Your Sin. There’s also the stadium-ready call-and-response track Catfish and of course, it would be rude not to produce a track that has everything thrown at it including an orchestration, the album closer My Fate, which is quite simply, the best way to finish the album.
It’s obvious that there’s been a lot of thought gone into how the track list is laid out. It gives the hard rock/metal listener the dynamics you get from bigger bands like Maiden, Judas Priest, and Edguy.
It’s not an album that breaks any new ground, but then you don’t want it to be. This album is like an old friend who you haven’t seen for some time but has transitioned just enough to be recognizable yet still leaving room for improvement.
There is so much going for Promethium right now and they’re a band to keep an eye on. If this album is anything to go by, they have a very bright future indeed.
Bleeding The Ghost is a proper solid, banger of an album, that deserves a lot of recognition. GRAB A COPY
- BLEEDING THE GHOST
- MURDER SHE WROTE
- HEALING YOUR SIN
- KNIVES OUT
- MY FATE
Label – Load 4 Reocrds
Release – 15th September 2023
James Candlin – Vocals
Daniel Lovett-Horn – Guitars
Andy Howarth – Guitars
Gentle Ben – Bass
Stu Gordon – Drums