DISCOGRAPHY





 1. Eye of the Storm Play song

 

 2. The King of Demons

 

 3. Sacrifice of Gods

 

 4. Sovereign

 

 5. Viking Play song

 

 6. The 3rd Antichrist

 

 7. Edge of the Universe Play song

 

 8. Demise

 

 9. The Madness

 

 10. Succubus

 

 11. The Summonance/The Occultance

 


After a brief wander into the woods during the I Do It Because I Can period Black Reign return to the pure metal trademark sound of the band. Demov calls a band meeting in May 2005 to unveil the plan for Reign's next recording, a full-length international standard metal album. A couple of line-up adjustments and three and half years later the new Sovereign album is released worldwide through Battlegod Productions in November 2008. By far the band's best and most ambitious recording to date. The songwriting style pushes Reign's technical boundaries with many lengthy tracks with more complex structuring than ever before. Some 'old' songs that were played live previously but weren't recorded make the cut. These include Viking, The King of Demons (previously titled No Emotion)and a revamped The 3rd Antichrist. Songwriting is shared between Demov and bassist Sean Veale. Drummer Bryn Morrow lends his intense technical driving power under the riffs and lead guitarist Blaze Bucannan performing all the guitar solos with impressive tasteful technicality. Demov's vocals are his most diverse to date with the trademark yelling dominating as usual along with clean, death and high screams. And Sean's technical bass playing melding all the elements together. The album opens with arguably Reign's best song to date Eye of the Storm with an epic slow paced intro then speed and aggression all the way to the end of the 8 minute classic. The album also displays Reign's most melodic elements to date. Many guitar harmonies appear throughout the songs and Blaze's soloing also contain alot of melodic style. Aswell as the first use of keyboards on a Reign recording which is used on many tracks. There's even an epic string and horn section intro to the title track Sovereign. The longest song in Reign's catalgue is the classic instrumental Edge of the Universe clocking up 12 minutes. And Reign's most intense track ever the 8 minute thrash machine of The Madness, an unrelenting weapon of intensity. Heavy chunks of riff appear on Demise & Sacrifice of Gods. Reign's first lyrical tribute to the female gender on the thumping Succubus. The album closes with Reign's most diverse song ever the two part The Summonance / The Occultance taking the listener to every part of the metal spectrum by the songs 9 minute end. 11 tracks of consistent classic heavy thrash metal with interwoven melody throughout. The storm has come...

 

 

 1. In My Opinion Play song

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 2. Rock On

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 3. I Do It Because I Can

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 4. Falling

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 5. Jihad Play song

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Black Reign wander down a slightly different path on their I Do It Because I Can EP moving the pure metal sound aside a little to incorporate some alternative feel. A more mainstream sounding release with a positive energy carrying throughout leaving the songs fresh on the tongue. More open flowing chording and simplicity allows the songs to be swallowed a little smoother than previous releases. All the basic elements of Black Reign still exist with the big riffs, erratic drumming wandering bass lines & strong song writing and lyrics with the vocal performance less aggressive with more actual singing than yelling. Opening with the rockin' sounds of In My Opinion with flowing vocal and gliding guitar riffing followed by the big groove of Rock On to the attitude driven angst of the title track. Track four Falling goes from extreme chaos to melodic-cool in the blink of an eye & Jihad (semi-finalist 2002 MusicOz Metal/Hard rock category) travels from rhythmic acoustic to aggressive anarchy. Recorded and mixed in two days at Mainstreet Studios mid-2002.

 1. New Age Generation Play song

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 2. Diesel

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 3. Elizabeta

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 4. Evil Soul

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 5. Visions Play song

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 6. I Am Death

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 7. Gothic

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 8. Paradise

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 9. Blood Play song

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The album title and scales on the cover sum up the balance of different styles of songs on this full-length release. From the speed and ferocity of opening track New Age Generation (top ten ranking in Metal/Hardcore category MusicOz 2003) and closing track Blood, to the stomping rhythms of Diesel and Evil Soul to the eclectic serenity of tracks Paradise and Visions, to the epic theatre of Elizabeta. The songs spread the entire spectrum of the Black Reign experience taking you through a diverse range of emotions, moods and colours stamped sealed with cold steel. A slick quality recording oozing metal purity throughout recorded at both Castlerock & Mainstreet Studios over three years with it finally being released in 2001.

 1. Rush

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 2. Fact Of Life

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 3. Unholy Father Play song

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 4. Child Of War Play song

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 5. Death

 [lyrics]


Black Reign's debut release featuring five of the heaviest songs of their set list at the time. A constant raw energy runs through the entire EP with a power and aggression that leaves you fuelled after the final note. Opening with the thrash-driven speed of Rush followed by a loud & angry Fact Of Life. Track three is Black Reign's first song ever written, the classic Unholy Father with the massive epic Child Of War following suit then finishing with the dark & heavy pounding of Death. Play it loud and you will feel the crushing wall of sound begin to bludgeon your senses. Recorded and mixed in one day at Studio Arts By Ed Lee in late 1994.