Few bands in the power metal world have as much credibility as Stratovarius. Since hitting the scene in 1984 the band has forged a sound and legacy that has influenced countless bands and been at the vanguard of a genre they are one of the originators of. With bands like Helloween and Blind Guardian, they have set the standard for a genre that has a tendency to be so derivative, yet with each release they seem to take that standard they set decades ago and raise it with each and every album. Few bands of this style come to my mind at least that have never ventured too far from Power Metal, yet at the same time sound fresh and amazing.
The band opened their sold out show with a trio of classics; “Child’ Anthem,” I’ll Supply the Love,” and “Stanger in this Town” which instantly got the fans excited.
Imagine a slightly rawer version of say the STEVE MILLER BAND jamming on AC/DC and SEX PISTOLS songs with members of MOTORHEAD while playing on a dirty beer-soaked stage in the very back of a dark and dingy bar on the sunset strip on garage band night…