To wrap up the latest bunch of very strong releases by Metal on Metal Records, here's the second album by UK's Risen Prophecy. The music could be described as heavy/power metal with a generous dose of thrash. Also, the word progressive could be thrown in if you wish so. Personally, I tend to be a bit put off by that word, since it's used so frequently about pretentious asshole-music.
But when it comes to Risen Prophecy, they are one of the few bands that really sound progressive in a positive way. In other words, the songs are very well written and there's a lot of stuff going on in them. Just the facts that it just contains four actual songs (with an intro and an outro) and none of them are shorter than six minutes mean that you'll need something more than regular song structures to be able to keep the listener's attention. And this album is definitely full of unexpected twists and turns as well as strong song-writing.
Something else that I love with this release are the vocals that are very dramatic and very British. The band that comes to mind most of all while listening to this is actually Hell, much because both vocalists are so characteristic. The thrash elements and ambitious song structures of Risen Prophecy also makes you think of their countrymen Sabbat. Well, of course they aren't really on the same level as those two seminal bands, but just the fact that I even bothered to mention them should be enough for people to realize that this is a band that you shouldn't miss. 7/10