Eregion – Non Omnis Moriar Review

Eregion: Power Metal Band Inspired by Viking Myths and Tolkien's Worlds...

Rockshots Records

Release: 24 May 2024

Genre: Epic Metal

Links: https://www.facebook.com/eregionband/

 

Tracklist:

“Capitan” Giorgio Colbacchini (Guitars & vocals)
Gianluca “Odd” De Lotto (Guitars & vocals)
Dario “DF” Fontana (Lead & backing Vocals)
Davide “Gengis Dave” Gianforte (Bass & vocals)
Andrea “Blackhawk” Muscarello (Drums & vocals)

 

Tracklist:

01. Kingdom Of Heaven
02. Ride Forth
03. The Rival Kings
04. Battle To Carry On
05. Earendil The Mariner
06. Earendil Star
07. Badon Hill
08. Far My Land
09. Blood Brothers
10. England’s Fame

 

Eregion, a band steeped in the tradition of power metal, draws its inspiration from rich Viking myths and the fantastical worlds woven by J.R.R. Tolkien. This thematic foundation is a hallmark of the genre and resonates deeply with its fanbase.

The band’s songwriting prowess shines through in their detailed lyrics, which not only fuel headbanging energy but also invite thoughtful engagement. Each composition serves as a narrative canvas, painting vivid landscapes of imagination reminiscent of the epic sagas found in fantasy literature.

Eregion‘s music ventures beyond the confines of traditional power metal, incorporating folk elements and occasional nods to Middle Eastern motifs. This infusion of diverse influences lends their sound a unique vibrancy, distinguishing their album’s delivery with a sense of novelty.

The addition of new vocalist Dario Fontana marks a promising evolution for the band, evident from the soaring melodies of the opening track, ‘Kingdom of Heaven’. This progression is further underscored by the arrival of bassist Davide “Gengis” Gianforte.

At its core, Eregion‘s music is a fusion of speed, power, and epic melodies, offering a rich tapestry of sonic delights for power metal enthusiasts. For a taste of their prowess, one need only listen to their latest single, ‘Earendil Star’.

It’s worth acknowledging the Italian roots of Eregion, a country known for its prowess in this genre. Whether this excellence stems from the environment or the potent energy of their thick, tar-like espressos remains a subject of speculation. Nonetheless, Eregion‘s latest release stands as a testament to the vibrancy of the Italian power metal scene.

 

Score: 8/10

Reviewed by: Adrian Hextall

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