As the album worked its way on, I came to the realization that no, this sounds nothing at all like Tom of Evergrey. It’s 100% Tom of Redemption. Even Tom is stretching out his abilities in ways I didn’t know he could.
I was cautiously optimistic before hearing Long Night’s Journey Into Day, and thankfully it managed to exceed my best expectations and has become both my favorite album from Redemption, as well as my favorite album involving Tom S. Englund in quite some time.
the tweaks, though minor, made a significant difference for me. Instead of teetering somewhere between a melodic metal band meets 80’s Hard Rock (those elements are still prevalent) they’ve added a bit of an AOR feel to their songs
It’s been a while since I have heard a Death Metal band that was relatively new that I felt like writing about
Somewhere between Corrosion of Conformity and The Cult, lies the sound of this album, with a definite fuzzed up psychedelic drive.
If you love traditional metal, Visigoth’s Conquerors Oath is the album for you. Who knew that Salt Lake City, Utah was one of the promise lands of brilliant heavy metal?
There are a gazillion bands out there called Sorcerer. It’s a term that instantly conjures up dark imagery and whatnot, thus making it an excellent name for a metal band.
Though it sounds like I didn’t like the album, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I just didn’t love it near as much as the first one.
folk elements have always been a large part of Ensiferum’s music, but on this album, I notice them even more so than on their previous few releases
There are many metal bands right now who can fluidly blend together elements of genres such as folk, symphonic and melodic death metal all in one package.