HEIR APPARENT

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HEIR APPARENT is an American progressive power metal act formed in 1984 in Seattle, Washington by guitarist Terry Gorle, Lead vocalist Paul Davidson, bassist Derek Peace and drummer Jim Kovach. After recording their 1984 5-song demo Jim Kovach was replaced by Raymond Black. This lineup recorded HEIR APPARENT´s debut full-length studio album "Graceful Inheritance". "Graceful Inheritance" was released in Europe in January 1986 by the French, Paris based Black Dragon Records label and never saw a US release. HEIR APPARENT toured France, The Netherlands and Germany with SAVAGE GRACE to support the album.

In 1987 lead vocalist Paul Davidson was replaced by Steve Benito and keyboard player Mike Jackson was added to the lineup to make HEIR APPARENT a five-piece. This new lineup recorded HEIR APPARENT´s second full-length studio album "One Small Voice" which was released in June 1989. The band had signed a 7 album record deal in 1988 with
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HEIR APPARENT Graceful Inheritance album cover 3.67 | 5 ratings
Graceful Inheritance
US Power Metal 1986
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HEIR APPARENT Graceful Inheritance

Album · 1986 · US Power Metal
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"Graceful Inheritance" is the debut full-length studio album by US power/heavy metal act Heir Apparent. The album was released through Black Dragon Records in January 1986. Heir Apparent were formed in 1983 and released a 1984 and a 1985 demo tape, before being signed by French independent label Black Dragon Records for the release of "Graceful Inheritance". "Graceful Inheritance" generally received positive reviews at the time of release, but as it took the band three years to release their sophomore studio album "One Small Voice (1989)", their window of opportunity had closed, and they never managed to fully capitalize on their good career start. Heir Apparent split-up in 1990.

It´s too bad, because they hit at just the right time with just the right music style. A type of US power/heavy metal with clear references to artists like Crimson Glory, Fates Warning, and especially Queensrÿche, who were all fairly popular contemporary artists (some more popular than others...). The material on "Graceful Inheritance" is in the melodic end of the US power/heavy metal scale and the tracks are generally quite accessible and hook laden. Hard rocking riffs, melodic lead guitar work, a solid rhythm section, and a high pitched and clear vocal performance by Paul Davidson in front. High level performances on all posts.

"Graceful Inheritance" features a clear and detailed sound production, which suits the material well, although by today´s standards it lacks some bottom end heaviness. While the quality of the material is generally high, Heir Apparent aren´t the most unique sounding act on the scene, and "Graceful Inheritance" therefore doesn´t stand out as much as the best releases fromt the contemporary artists mentioned above. It´s a solid release, featuring high level musicianship, and a professional and well sounding production, but a more distinct sound could have elevated the material to an even higher level. As it is "Graceful Inheritance" is still a quality debut album though and it´s recommendable to fans of the above mentioned artists. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

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