A New World

1. Give Me A Sign
2. World War 3
3. A New World
4. All Out War
5. King Of Kings
6. Assassin
7. Summon The Dragons
8. Kill Or Be Killed
9. Obsolete
10. Victory

Mark Duffy – vocals
William Philpot – guitars
Paul Simpson – bass
Louis Astbury – guitars
Darren Moore – drums

Millennium (1984)
Caught in a Warzone (2016)

Awakening (2017)


Artwork by Augusto Peixoto

Released 2019-10-25
Reviewed 2019-11-02


pure steel records

A New World is the title for the new album by Millennium, a band that released the debut album in 1984 but has been releasing most of their stuff in the last few years. Though I have to say that it sounds like even the recent albums were recorded in the eighties. The cover is pretty nice and the NWOBHM label has been thrown around in conjunction with the album, it is a genre description that isn’t too far off what we get to hear when listening to this and the previous Millennium album.

NWOBHM, that’s what it is, typical heavy metal with standard type of choruses, riffs and that sort of thing – this album is kind of my definition of generic heavy metal. It is as original as water and as imaginative as a block of concrete, the variation is not that big and I would describe the production as quite typical for the genre. There is nothing that stands out about this album, as I wrote it is about as generic as a heavy metal album can be. The energy is quite decent so at least it is a fairly energetic album and they keep it short enough as well.

I am not impressed, this album is mediocre, boring, dreary, dull and many other words like that. I find this to be a rather pointless release, unexciting and just another one of those generic heavy metal releases that there already are a massive amount of and one more is just excessive. At least it is fortunate that they didn’t sent a physical copy so that I only have to throw it in the digital waste, it would have been wasting resources to throw a physical copy of this one where it belongs. If you like every heavy metal album ever released you will probably like this one too, otherwise I don’t think you need to bother with it.

A New world seems to indicate something new, something different. This album is nothing like that, the title feels a bit wrong and An Old World would have been a better title for an album like this. It is probably best to go for other albums rather than this one, there are a few good choruses but it is mostly a mediocre album.






Label: Pure Steel Records
Three similar bands: Iron Maiden/Judas Priest/Saxon

Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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