Poland’s female-fronted Crystal Viper gained a considerable boost in their already devoted fan base with the release of the acclaimed and soaring “Legends” album in 2010. A thrill-ride of epic, straight ahead yet enthralling riffs that would please any power metal fan, “Legends” found the band perfecting their brand of modern metal with a classic influence. What were they going to do next?
Marilyn Manson, Christian Death, King Diamond (on arguably his finest album “The Eye”) and even Courtney Love have all sung about or used witch persecution as metaphors or in a literal sense. On their latest power slab “Crimen Excepta” (AFM Records), Crystal Viper return to follow up “Legends” with a kick ass concept album full of tales of the Holy Inquisition and battling intolerance, plus more great riffs and lots of cool interludes to move the story along. The rousing, true metal gritty yet melodic vocals of Marta Gabriel are just as powerful as ever. “Fire Be My Gates”!!
It was a pleasure to interview an enthusiastic Marta about the new record.
To read the interview with Marta click HERE.Add to My Radar