Victory is a hard rock band from Hanover, Germany. Formed in 1984, the band has had a number of lineup changes and sporadic inactive periods, despite this, they have had an impressive number of releases since their formation. With a heavy gritty sound synonymous with hard rock, the band really captures the spirit of heavy rock which they have carried through from the 80s to the present day.
Their new release “Gods of Tomorrow” has everything you need in a hard rock album. Catchy riffs and lyrical themes that are distinctly born from the roots of rock, it is impossible not to find yourself enjoying the music. While the tracks are not groundbreaking or offering anything new, they really don’t need to be. They give you exactly what they describe – out and out heavy music. If you weren’t aware the album was a recent release, you could be forgiven for thinking it was from the ’80s.
The title track “Gods of Tomorrow” is a banger! Its energy is infectious, the vocals are perfectly suited to the music and the guitar work is fantastic. A true rock anthem!
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is only an album for fans of hard rock though, Herman Frank brings the metal which makes this a great crossover band for fans of both genres.
“Love and Hate” has a very AC/DC feel about it, the vocals have a Bon Scott vibe and the guitars offer a memorable hook to accompany.
Whilst not changing Victory’s integral formula and sound, the tracks have a dusting of many heavy rock and metal bands that have gone before, so much so that you can’t just pick one influence or similarity. “Into the Light” is a top pick, its energy and the strength in the vocals are uplifting and compelling. The solos are tasteful and seamlessly work within the track.
I enjoyed every track on the album, with the blurred line between rock and metal, it’s got all the right ingredients. You can tell that this band is the business, the quality of songwriting, musicianship and production is masterful. A definite recommendation for fans of 80s heavy rock and metal.
Release Year: 2021
Reviewed by ForsakenMisery