Review from metal-hammer.de
Written by Sebastian Paulus, 28th November 2010 - Read Review at metal-hammer.de
When on a band's début you can sound out the influence of bands as varied as Black Sabbath, Nevermore, Iron Maiden and Candlemass, it's definitely worth a closer look. So let's listen closely to the Londoners Valpurgis Night.
Carried by Preacher Edwards' vocals - majestically enthroned above the music - songs such as 'Sword of Damocles', 'Valpurgis Night' and the ballad 'Woken by the Silence' take you back to the 80s. They sound like a long lost NWOBHM pearl, because instrumentally the Englishmen are on par with their idols as well - even though the odd solo here or there is missing.
The debut of Valpurgis Night confirms that the motherland of Heavy Metal still has more surprises in store. It will be interesting to see the future of this still young band.