It’s no coincidence that Crowning Glory’s star is in the ascendancy at a time when social unrest is high, financial bleakness is omnipresent and industrial walk-outs and record unemployment are rife. The last time the world welcomed a band with such a balls-out, straight ahead approach to Heavy Metal, it was at the birth of NWOBHM some 30-odd years ago when social circumstances mirrored those of today. With a sound steeped in the values of their musical heritage coupled with the attitude of five young men who won’t take no for an answer, Crowning Glory present the same outlet for escapism their influences did (and in some cases, still do) all those years ago. Their quest for glory has already taken them to most corners of the UK and Ireland several times over, and (impressively for an as-yet unsigned band) has seen them tread the boards of the main stage of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in 2008.
Former vocalist, Robert Alexander (2005-2009), possesses a stunning true heavy metal voice, the likes of which has been absent from these shores since the glory days of Priest and Maiden. Tom Draper and Steve Parkyn on guitars combine to create a distinctive wall of noise flirting effortlessly with dual guitar harmonies whilst ensuring that the all-important ‘riff’ is never neglected - throw in a liberal sprinkling of jaw-dropping solos, played as if their lives depend on it, and there you have the crux of Crowning Glory’s twin-guitar attack.
|Sands of Time||Path To Glory||Rock|
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Aggressive, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Road Trip, Strip Tease, Sunny Day, and Victory
Hard Rock and Metal
Path To Glory, #3