Cloven Hoof : “Who mourns for the mourning star” CD & LP 21st April 2017 High Roller Records. UK Heavy Metal band. There is no need to introduce this mighty band, started back in 1979 they are still producing amazing albums while upgrading their line up to pursue the perfect fit. I must say I am very surprised by this album that somehow joins all the actual powerful bands and set them to the top ones. For those fans who follow them from the beginning they surely hear the evolution. I must say this is one band who pass the years with great standing and must be proud of their growing musical style.
This album is one to own for sure due to it’s power and embracing Heavy Metal of the new centuries, keeping the roots of the 80’s within the 90’s melting to the 2000’th sound straight in your face. A cover that blows your eyes and is getting better with time following the evolution of the music. A fire of condensed agression and heaviness that captures the metalhead straight from the first note until the end, but wait you will ask for more and play again and again.
It’s a pleasure to see how a band can mature with decades to give today the best of their creation. For the fans of Iced Earth, Nightmare, Now or Never, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Cage, Manowar, Lizzy Borden, Paragon…you Must have this album in your collection 100/100.