Review | Zeke Sky – Intergalactic Demon King
Atomic Fire Records
Zeke Sky is an American guitar picker, singer, composer and ‘Intergalactic Demon King’ is the title of his debut album. The ,,Overture” kicks off this album and it is a misleading instrumental orchestral track that is completely different from the other ten following songs! ,,On The Tip Of The Tongue” opens with piano, followed by a rather catchy rocky melody; furthermore, featuring clean vocals, guitar shredding and fast guitar solos.
A MIX OF DIFFERENT ROCK AND METAL STYLES
The music on Zeke Sky’s debut album is a mix of traditional heavy metal, psychedelic rock, and hard rock mixed with progressive musical elements. ,,Light The Sky” features heavy, fast guitar shredding, but also a rather “sweet,” catchy chorus, while ,,,Level The Heights” is a modern metal song with Annihilator elements and lots of symphonic elements, but also a rather “brutal” heavy chorus. ,,Light In The Hollow” is fast and aggressive, almost a thrash metal song with growling vocals, while ,,Endlessly Forever” is truly catchy.
ZEKE SKY SHOWS WHAT HE IS ABOUT
This album is a 100% pure metal rollercoaster with ferocious guitar work. Metal up your ass, heavy, proggy, powerful and melodic as well so, need I say more? ,,Firewitch” is the instrumental track in which Zeke shows what he is about: hard rocking guitar melodies and solos galore. So play it loud! This amazing sounding metal/hard rock album ends with ,,Lionheart”. A wonderful diverse hard rock/metal track showing all of Zeke Sky’s qualities in one song: heaviness, melody, diversity, clean vocals, amazing guitar picking, melodic as well as fast shredding! The only thing I do not like on this album is the growling/grunting on some of the tracks, but you cannot have it all, I guess…
`Intergalactic Demon King’ is definitely worth a listening as the guitar picker gives metal/hard rock music a diverse and up to date feeling! By the way, also for fans of Devin Townsend!
Release date: 11 November 2022