- Product Code: 1C 064 7 91829 1 DMM
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The debut full-length studio album by legendary German Melodic Heavy Metal band.
In the 1980s, Germany was a hotbed of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock action - it was Germany that gave fans the Scorpions, Accept and Warlock. Germany was also the home of Axxis, who was never as big as the Scorpions or Accept, but made some decent contributions to the Metal/Hard Rock field.
It was a much different time in 1989, when Axxis burst onto the scene with their debut "Kingdom Of The Night". The Heavy Metal scene was ruled by bands such as The Scorpions, Poison and a host of others that filled the airways with a much more radio friendly guitar oriented Rock that was based on catchy hooks and anthem like choruses. Axxis is one of the bands that jumped on this bandwagon and have yet to get off!
This disc, which was the best-selling debut album in Germany at the time, is filled with all the quintessential trappings you would expect from this kind of band. From the album' openers, "Living In A World" and "Kingdom Of The Night", you get the obligatory fiery anthem like Metal that will have the fist pumping and the crowd singing along with the refrain! Lead singer Bernhard Weiss is given the chance to show the right amount of angst with not one, but two mandatory power ballads with "Fire And Ice" and "Tears Of The Trees".
Guitar work of Weiss and Walter Pietsch is very good throughout the album, and the vocals of Bernhard is as very good too.
"Kingdom Of The Night" is decent and respectable album. It is easy to see why this album did so well. It gives people just what they want without having to delve to deep. This album will bring back memories of music that was less complicated and unpretentious. It was just Rock And Roll!
Vinyl comes with printed inner sleeve with lyrics and photos.
EMI Electrola GmbH, 1989 (1C 064 7 91829 1 DMM). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Living In A World 3:50
2. Kingdom Of The Night 3:50
3. Never Say Ever 3:40
4. Fire And Ice 3:59
5. Young Souls 3:14
1. For A Song 4:03
2. Love Is Like An Ocean 3:23
3. The Moon 3:38
4. Tears Of The Trees 4:07
5. Just One Night 3:12
6. Kings Made Of Steel 3:29
Total playing time: 40:25 min.