Hell yes my friends, it is time for new Fierce Deity! If you have been living under a rock, or simply not reading the blog how dare you, one-man project Fierce Deity released the incredibly powerful and evocative Power Wisdom Courage last year, conjuring forth a vision of power metal, doom, and sleek heavy metal that captured many a heart on the blog. Now, the project is back with “A Dragon, Gold”, a track that continues the Fierce Deity sound in more ways than one, as it iterates both on the style of the music and the deeper lore that was hinted at with the previous release. Oh, and it absolutely slaps, accompanied by a great and trippy video by Malachi Cull. Let’s get to it!
Yeah, this is definitely Fierce Deity. I absolutely adore how large and present this track is, leaning as it does on that machine-gun intense drum line, the flamboyant guitars we’ve come to expect from the project, and the overarching synth presence which adds that much muscle to the whole thing. That initial lead which builds up to the evocative, extremely Dio reminiscent bridge, is pure heavy metal poetry! Also returning are Jonathon’s excellent vocals, tying a neat and powerful bow around the whole thing. The end result is exactly what I wanted from this project, namely more, more, more!
Jonathon himself had this to say about the new track: “’A Dragon, Gold’ is the passing of wisdom from father to daughter in an age where the art of language is lost, ancient teachings on how to wield emotions are heresy and can only be taught/practised in secret. It is a piece of the Power Wisdom Courage lore that will unfold as the story is revealed.”
“A Dragon, Gold” drops on February 18th as a 7′, alongside a cover for the absolute classic that is “Diary of a Madman” as a direct tribute to the late, great Randy Rhoads. You can snag both over at the project’s Bandcamp.