The new wave of British heavy metal started back in the late 70's and one of the bands who stood the test of time is the band Saracen. Their debut album Heroes, Saints & Fools is not only an effort to control the metal, but also an album on which the progressive music can be heard. The guitar-oriented rock is laced with keyboard melodies and evocative vocals. It was received with critical acclaim. Just seven tracks, but each track gives you the feeling that the band knew what they were doing. From the more metal oriented first tracks to the prog rock influences which starting to kick in halfway the album. Highlights are the fantastic instrumental "Dolphin Ride" and the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" with its infectious riffs.
Almost 40-years after their formation Saracen is still active both in live performances as in recording new material in the studio.
Heroes, Saints & Fools is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on red vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- Includes 2 bonus tracks
- Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on red vinyl
Official website: http://www.templarmusic.co.uk/