Band: Balance Of Power
Balance of Power is a unique metal band combining progressive/power metal with a touch of AOR style melodies. The London, England based Balance of Power released their debut album "When the World Falls Down" in 1997, brandishing their interesting combination of chuncky rhythms and harmonious and catchy choruses. There next opus titled "Book of Secrets" saw the departure of vocalist Tony Ritchie and guitarist Paul Curtis, and the arrival of guitarist Pete Southern and American native, Defyance/ex-Gemini vocalist Lance King. "Book of Secrets" was showing the band leaning more toward the progressive edge and taking on a more agressive overtone. It was only a year later that Balance of Power returned with the already-made-classic " Ten More Tales of Grand Illusion". Although this album was minus keyboardist Ivan Gunn, the album was full of sythasized passages as well as an enourmous drum attack and razor-blade dual guitar harmonies. This album included one of their stongest and most agressive tunes 'Day Breaker'. Another year passes and another album surfaces, bringing out the aptly titled "Perfect Balance". This album saw many of the same things from the previous albums, such as drummer Lionel Hicks taking the production chair again and and the ever present angelic vocals. But this album also saw the band taking a turn to a much more straight ahead/heavier direction, and also see's the suprising return of former vocalist Tony Ritchie on Bass duties, replaceing the now-absent Chris Dale and the drafting of Praying Mantis Keyboardist Leon Lawson. "Perfect Balance" is considered the bands heaviest and most melodic album to date by fans. Although this band has only been in existance a few years, they have already released more albums than most in that life span and have won metal fans over across the globe and continue to do so. Fans of double-bass driven, powerful, melodic metal with great vocal hooks will find themselves addicted to this band.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Tony Ritchie||Bass, Backing Vocals||Snake Eyes|