In September 2020 the review of Raven’s latest album Metal City declared that ‘on this evidence Raven consolidate their title of Chief Headbangers’ and signed off with ‘any contenders?’
Last week one of the original North East New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands, Tygers of Pan Tang, hoyed their hat in the ring.
Their new single Edge of the World released on the Mighty Music label was as the kids say ‘dropped’ last Thursday and after the first time on hearing, the Tygers have sharpened their swords and hoyed the kitchen sink at the production. It’s epic.
Starting with a hint of Eastern promise the guitars will put lightning back in yer tired bones, and with that chorus we have the next superhero soundtrack. Someone put a call in to Hollywood blockbusting film maker Christopher Nolan (Batman/The Dark Knight/Man of Steel).
There’s no idle shilly-shallying here with layer upon layer of glossy finesse, ultra-tight drumming from Craig Ellis, bassist Huw Holdings accomplished maiden recording, plus a searing twin lead break from guitarists Robb Weir and Francesco Marras, while vocalist Jack Meille faces down the beast.
Edge of the World doesn’t lead you to the dead zone with no follow up record as the Tygers are about to launch their new album and on this evidence alone, wrestle the crown from Raven.
Alikivi January 2023.
Watch the video here: Tygers of Pan Tang – The Official Site
Produced by the Tygers of Pan Tang and mixed by Tue Madsen out of Antfarm Studios, Denmark.
Francesco Marras guitars recorded at Screaming Shadows Studio between Dülken, Germany and Sassari, Italy.
Jack Meille vocals recorded at Plastic Sun Studio, Florence, Italy by Guido Melis.
Robb Weir guitars recorded at Swamp Freaks Recording Studio,
Durham, UK by Dave Hills.
Craig Ellis drums recorded at Tyger Towers Studio, Yorkshire, UK.