This was an album with no record deal, being paid for out-of-pocket, and from the number of artists who flocked to this project to lend their support and their creativity, it should have come as no surprise when a major label like Napalm snapped it up for a world-wide release.
Unsurprisingly, they have once again delivered 11 songs that are absolutely phenomenal on their own, while flowing together perfectly.
That story unfolds as an emotionally charged narrative, spanning obsession, unrequited love, and destruction. The plot takes place at the turn of the next century, and the plan is to have the novel available at the same time as the record release.
not quite on the level of some of their all-time best works, but it’s a more consistent, more cohesive, yet somehow more varied and interesting album.
Arkona has evolved, as this album has reawakened their blackened pagan style. It does require a few listens to fully grasp the entire piece
This album is more than just some songs on a record. It showcases a band that has a distilled rock’n’roll vibe running through their veins, leading to another album with a real ‘wow factor’.
Ever since I heard their third album Death & Legacy for the first time, I’ve been absolutely in love with their brand of epic, cinematic symphonic metal mixed with speedy power metal.
This latest offering is full of hooks and technical brutality that both old and new fans of the band will enjoy.
making music has nothing to do with being famous or being a big rock star. It has to do with the passion for music, the passion for rock and roll.
Overall, Healed by Metal doesn’t bring much new to the table, but what it does bring is several more excellent tunes that nail the balance between classic heavy metal and power metal Grave Digger have had since The Reaper