Frontiers president, Serafino Perugino, had dreamed for years of working on a project where Castronovo would take the lead vocals. On opening track, Back On My Trail, you can fully understand his vision. This high octane platter of AOR is a vocal masterclass, particularly the tasty harmonies, and Aldrich’s bruising axe work will leave you breathless.
Greece seems to be a bit of a hotbed for modern melodic death core bands lately, and the latest group to join the flock is six-piece act THE FALLEN WITHIN. Like most of their peers, the sound the band are going for is a fusion of the new day American metalcore sound and the ever booming Scandinavian metal sound. The band have actually been together since 2003, but constant line-up changes and other obligations have prevented them from releasing their debut up until now.