Tytan - Rough Justice (Majestic Rock) 1985
1. Blind Men & Fools (4:15)
2. Money For Love (3:15)
3. Women On The Frontline (4:18)
4. Cold Bitch (3:02)
5. Ballad Of Edward Case (3:44)
6. Rude Awakening (4:55)
7. The Watcher (4:34)
8. Far Cry (3:23)
9. Sadman (4:23)
10. Forever Gone (2:55)
11. Dont Play Their Way (3:23)
12. Far Side Of Destiny (4:43)
Titan were a NWOBHM band originally formed by Kevin Riddles (bass/keyboards) and Dave Dufort (drums) from the ashes of Angel Witch. Following the demise of Angel Witch the two quickly formed this band bringing on two unknowns in vocalist Kal Swan and guitarist Stevie Gibbs. The band recorded an EP titled "Blind Men & Fools" (1982) before drummer Dave Dufort, brother of Girlschool drummer Denise Dufort, had left the band.
The sound on this, the band's one and only full length album released two years after the band's demise, is very much in the tradition of the NWOBHM (White Spirit, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, etc.), taking the influences from the first wave of heavy metal of the 1970's (Sabbath, Priest, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Zeppelin) and pairing it with the new more aggressive heavy metal sound. You can really hear those 70's influences in some songs such as on the main riff on "Rude Awakening" which has a big Zeppelin vibe. "Rough Justice" is slightly less dark and heavy than Angel Witch were. However, what they have in common is the infectious melodies, memorable songs and great guitar riffs. Songs like "Women on the Frontline", "Far Cry" and "Blind Men & Fools" are very melodic whereas songs like "Rude Awakening" and "The Watcher" are a bit heavier coming closer to the Angel Witch sound. Vocalist Kal Swan has a smooth, melodic voice that sounds like a cross between David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and Håkan Andersson who sang for Swedish heavy metal band Leviticus. The album also features a few notable guests including Jody Turner of Rock Goddess on background vocals and drummers Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) and Les Binks of Judas Priest.
Vocalist Kal Swan went on to form Lion and Bad Moon Rising. This 2004 CD reissue on Majestic Rock features live photos of the band and liner notes taken from Kerrang Magazine. The band also got back together to perform at the 2012 Keep It True Festival in Germany..