Company: Rat Pak Records Release: 2011 Genre: Traditional Reviewer: EC
Might be his best work to date
With the untimely demise of Metal Church one had to ponder the future of singer Ronny Munroe. Thankfully the young talent has landed on his feet in grand style. The Washington native is alive again with a second solo venture in "Lords Of The Edge". Munroe gains some assistance from veterans like Chris Caffery (Savatage) and Michael Wilton (Queensryche) for this effort. The vocal prowess and depth of register are stunning as Munroe soars through twelve solid tracks of classic metal. From faster punches to slower numbers Ronnie shows off plenty, almost a cross of Floridian metal and German power drivers.
"Pierced By The Maiden" is vintage Vicious Rumors while "The Fear Of What's To Come" is blazing Euro power metal. This guy has always flown under the radar which is a bit unfair considering the powerful vocal range. I saw him live with Metal Church on their comeback tour and was blown away by the screams. This solo effort might be his best work to date and puts him in a solo market rivaled only by the likes of Rob Rock and Blaze Bayley in terms of single showmanship. Highly recommended for fans of Savatage, Seven Witches and Rob Rock.
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