Judicator - Sleepy Plessow

8.2 | 20 votes |
Release date: 4 June 2013
Style: Power metal


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01. Sleepy Plessow
02. The Elector
03. Thirty Years Of Terror [feat. Paul]
04. Memory Of Shame [feat. Patrick & Paul]
05. Release Me [feat. Marilene, Paul, Austin & Elizabeth]
06. Sapphire [feat. Austin]
07. Gedenkstätte [feat. Patrick & Tyler]
08. The Philosopher King
09. Blut Vom Himmel [feat. Chad, Patrick, Alex, Elizabeth & Bryan]
10. Sea Of Fire [feat. Elizabeth]
11. When Crowns Are Shattered
12. Sans Souci

John Yelland - vocals
Anthony Cordisco - bass, guitars, harsh vocals

Guest Musicians:
Paul Black (II) - vocals
Marilene Bennett - vocals
Patrick Hoyt Parris - vocals
Bryan Edwards - vocals
Alex Hinerman - vocals
Austin Bentley - vocals
Elizabeth Hall - vocals
Tyler Sherrill - keyboards
Chad Anderson - vocals

Additional info
Available for free download on Bandcamp.

Staff review by
R Lewis
I'd like to start by saying that it's thanks to bands like Judicator that power metal still isn't dead; bands able to melt the better features of "old" monsters of the genre in a totally personal way, escaping from the many stereotypes born around this style.

Judicator is a two man band which hails from the USA, and Sleepy Plessow, which tells the tormented life of Frederick the Great, "the philosopher king", which reigned in Prussia in the second half of the 18th century, is only the second album of their career. They started in 2012 with King Of Rome, recounting the well-known story of Napoleon. Despite their youth, the band already shows an appreciable songwriting maturity, inherited from masters such as Blind Guardian or compatriots Iced Earth.

published 25.06.2013 | Comments (2)

Guest review by
This is awesome power metal with interesting lyrics based on history; only the fact that some of the German lyrics seem to have been translated using Google Translate kind of bothers me a bit, but it's easily forgotten considering the great music behind it.

It reminds me a lot of traditional German power metal, especially Blind Guardian, which is probably largely because of John Yelland's powerful vocals that sound a lot like Hansi Kürsch to a point where I actually thought it was him singing a couple of times. Also the way the layered vocals are arranged is very reminiscent of BG. Yelland's already impressive vocals are augmented by Tony Cordisco's unclean vocals, as well as an array of talented guest musicians.

published 19.05.2017 | Comments (0)

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