Album Review: Fury UK – VR
Another album already? These lads don’t exactly hang around, it doesn’t seem that long since we reviewed debut album, Face Of Adversity. But despite the quick turnaround, and some personnel changes, there’s been no loss of quality here.
The classic metal influences remain here in spades, with some more big Maiden nods (see the intro to Playing With Violence), but Fury UK still very much make these their own. And as ever, there are some quieter moments in the solid metal blast, such as the slightly more thoughtful Outpost, mid-album to let you all get your breath back for a few minutes.
There has been some progression of course, with some slightly bluesier elements to be found, and some more ‘thematic’ tracks, such as title track VR, a future portal to the ‘furthest escape’, but without veering into Marillion concept territory. Nothing wrong with a bit of imagination and escapism, especially when otherwise Fury UK show a very real-world conscious side (see Game Over, about corruption of our so-called ‘leaders’).
I’m also delighted to announce that this album finally features one of my personal favourites, live classic Death By Lightning. I don’t know if this has been re-recorded for the album, but it fits in perfectly with the newer material.
Fury UK are still touring relentlessly, and are just finishing up a support tour with Blaze Bailey before embarking on their own headline tour for this album.
- Game Over
- The Hostage
- Playing With Violence
- The Human Condition
- The Last Invention
- Call To Arms
- Death By Lightning