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Band
Cloven Hoof
Title
Who Mourns for the Morning Star
Type
LP/EP
Company
High Roller
YOR
2017
Style
Traditional
6/22/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Killer British traditional metal with powerhouse vocalist George Call
One of the finest, yet most under-rated singers, grasps the mic for NWOBHM vets Cloven Hoof. George Call (Aska, Omen) steps in with his charismatic vocals to enhance 'Who Mourns for the Morning Star'. The band have gotten heavier in their old age and is reminiscent of stout US vets like Helstar, complete with Call's superior vocal range taking it over the top. It's all produced top notch giving emphasis on vocals and strings the gifts traditionalists live for. How come this band isn't huge?
Recommended for fans of: Aska, Omen, Helstar
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
4.5
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: CLOVEN HOOF
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Who Mourns for the Morning Star
2017
High Roller
Eric Compton6/22/2017
4

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