Label: Pure Noise Records
Released: 5th May 2023
A long time ago (2015) in a galaxy far, far away (Pennsylvania), Galactic Empire were formed. Reimagining soundtracks from across the Star Wars universe into metal epics (all whilst wearing full cosplay), it’s safe to say they occupy an incredibly specific niche. To elevate the already iconic work of composer John Williams is a tremendous task. Yet it is one they excel in, creating an album of astronomical proportions.
Remaining instantly recognisable with a complexity that makes the five-man-band feel as full as an orchestra; it’s difficult to identify just one standout track. From the rousing bass of ‘The Battle of Hoth’ to the face-melting riffs on ‘Attack Position’, each song is more electrifying than the last.
Galactic Empire have produced a spectacular homage to the beloved franchise.