Powerful and mighty,classy and victorious!Bob Catley and his men rides towards the sunrise with glory from the battles they?ve won on the horizon from chasing dragons,this is the time when empires burn and soldiers stood tall in their pompous castles.
Bob Catley - a knight of the kingdom of madness that has come to rule the rock of the new world order,a piece of Magnum?s splendour years such as Magnum II and Chase the dragon,then the edge of the sword from Dio?s Holy diver,the colossive army of Black Sabbath?s Headless cross and to the wizards formula of Rainbow?s Rising........and there you have it!
The lead vocalist of Magnum with his 4th album called "When empires burn" is nothing but an adventure in the harder side of pomp/aor,a show of glitter and gold!
His last and 2nd album "Middle earth" was quite good too and not to forget Magnum?s latest piece of work "Breath of life" that had some great moments,but this!!!!!!!HOLY MOSES!
The keyboardplayer Paul Hodson(Ten) has produced it in a magnificent way with power that I never want to see Gary Hughes name again on a cover with Catley.
The AOR tracks are really heavy and doesn?t sound any poporiented at all that Bob could do before,"Gonna live forever","I?ll be your fool","Every beat of my heart" and "The meaning of love" are great songs to be remained in our hearts forever.
The more hard rock/pompous sounding tracks "Children of the circle","This is the day" and "Someday Utopia" feels like a fist in your face,ooooooh the magic they deliver.
"My america" ends the album like a majestic horseride on the highlands,a new anthem for the classic rock era!
But behold,I haven?t mentioned the greatest song on the Album yet.........it?s called "The prophecy" and is a killer of a new dimension,Bob Catley up on the throne together with Brian Mcdonald,totally invincible.