I like the mid rocker tempo of “River of Love” as Issa manages to sound like a young Robin Beck with her brassy vocals once more taking full flight. I like the faster tempo tunes featured here because the European form of Melodic Rock always seem to spike up the adrenaline and with her strong voice it really does spike up the sound and add to the overall feel of each song.
For a band I had heard nothing about before, Heimdall have delivered one truly epic album that is sure to please any fan of speedy melodic power metal with a nice balance of crunchy riffs to go with the typical symphonic elements and insanely catchy choruses.
The writing is probably not at part with some of their older material, and the riffs are not as aggressive as they used to be, but for a band that has taken such extended breaks from the scene and trying to retouch base again with their heretic sound, “Sons of Malice” is actually a good effort. I guess I call a coming full circle release and as a more mature band they deliver on what they know they can.