Faith Factor : Against A Darkened Sky

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Sell date: 10/2008
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5637295
CDC Part#: 1325768
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 Notes & Reviews
Until 2006, Ski was known as the massive talent fronting the cult classic heavy metal band, Deadly Blessing (1988 Ascend From the Cauldron on New Renaissance Records & An Eye To the Past on Hellion Records). Now, afforded a second bite at the apple, with divine guidance, Ski makes a return with Faith Factor on Retroactive Records. Faith Factor combines high end, melodic based vocals with a twin guitar attack to create a work that can best be described as galloping riffs of pure classic, technical power metal. Former Deadly Blessing vocalist Ski fronts the group bringing a commanding, operatic elite vocal presence. Ski displays a near unlimited range when he cuts loose and goes for a high note (think Lance King, Geoff Tate, Midnight, John Arch, Dio, Bruce Dickinson). Metal To Infinity webzine calls Ski ' of the best vocalists walking the planet...' And Magic Star Light zine says, 'those familiar with Ski's vocals won't even bother reading the rest of this review before going to buy the album!' Against... is a rarity in the metal world. It's a dark and weighty slab of classic traditional heavy metal, technical and progressive as reflected in the numerous time changes and the band's frequent excursion into instrumental territory. Yet, the listener is drawn in by insanely catchy hooks at every turn. Fans of Recon, Iron Maiden, Crimson Glory, Iced Earth, Rob Rock, Forbidden, and Queensryche have every reason to raise their metal fists high into the air. Epic, traditional, heavy metal is alive and well on Against A Darkened Sky! SELLING POINTS Lead singer, Ski, former singer of the cult classic heavy metal band, Deadly Blessing (1988 Ascend From the Cauldron on New Renassiance Records) Full magazine, advertising, radio campaigns Featured on Heaven's Metal subscribers compilation CD Featured on label promotional CD, Headbangin' 201 Active Myspace and website promotion: For fans of Queensryche, Forbidden, Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Helloween, Deliverance, Impellitteri Playing Germany's Keep It True 11 festival - November 15th, w/ Flotsam and Jetsam, Nasty Savage, Girlschool, Toyko Blade Played True Metal America Concert Series Oct 4th, with Attacker, Sacred Oath, Steel Assassin Play True Metal America Concert Series, Nov 1st - CD release party w/ Attacker and Timelord FF has shared the stage with Icarus Witch, Azreal's Bane, Lazarus, and The Fall of Man FF has been covered in these magazines: Heavy, Sacred Metal, Hard Rock, Sacrificium, Heavens Metal FF is on the Queensryche Tribute album (not yet titled), and Lizzy Borden Tribute Baptized in Blood, due out Nov of 2008, and will be featured on the up-coming Crimson Glory Tribute called Azreal's Revenge in 2009/2010. METAL TO INFINITY REVIEW METAL TO INFINITY True believers of US Power Metal music - take a break and listen up to what I have to tell you about the new album from Faith Factor entitled ''Against A Darkened Sky'' released through the American label Retroactive Records. If you've experienced the eighties Metal movement yourself, please don't tell me that you never heard of a band called Deadly Blessing and it's Godly frontman named Norm 'Ski' Kiersznowski! If this is effectively so - well sorry but that's a shame on you. Way back in the 80s, it was almost an obligation to have Deadly Blessing's debut album called ''Ascend From The Cauldron'' to see appearing in your LP collection. It's still one of my all time favourite Classic US Metal albums, so pure and played from the heart - I still get shivers down my spine every time I give this product a few spins. Unfortunately, almighty Ski left the Deadly Blessing ranks but the remaining members kept going on - two years later on they released the EP ''Psycho Drama''. Pretty good shot to me, at least for the musical content but to be honest it wasnIż1/2t the same feelings I've had while listening to this output. Singing God Ski was gone and felt like a needle through my US Metal heart! The years that followed, Ski was active in bands like Obliterator and Altered State... I was still hoping

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