This CD proves that Good and Evil can, in fact, work together ... here it is in the form of Christian guitarist Paul May and former Judas Priest singer and Holy Rage heavy metal frontman Al Atkins. This 10 track album is the product of two of the Midlands finest arcitects of rock and metal coming together to create something that is unique and totally exhilarating.
There are enough doses of melody and metal madness to entice fans of the genre and while it's solid, honest working class heavy metal it has it's roots in contemporary metal too with some fine axe-work and killer choruses.
Rock enthusiasts may also be keen on the heavy (metal) version of the Klassic KISS track "Cold Gin" with Al's throaty nicotine-enhanced vocals adding extra effect and Paul's stern guitars adding some meat. It sit's perfectly on this album.
These guy's are not novices, far from it. Man they've been around the block more times than your average metalhead and this album is a culmination of their talents; an (un)holy brew of metal craziness.
Serpents Kiss will grab you from the beginning and wont let you go ... you won't want it to! For some this will represent the Best of British heavy metal while for others is a damn good way to spend an hour.
It may be a one off CD. There may be more. But with this album they are bound to make an impact on the scene. I'm saying more of the former please!
Author of the book "Defenders of the Faith"