An amazing live album, a refresh back to the group’s old roots with some new blood, and it was done AMAZINGLY! Please go check out the album for yourself, and see when the group is coming near you! One thing I have found out is they really give 100,000% at their shows, and cannot wait to be back in front of their sonic cannon of sound!
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DUEL is from Austin, Texas and they feature two ex-members of the Nuclear Blast Records signed band Scorpion Child. With DUEL, they seem to go into a more Doom/70s Proto-Metal Black Sabbath direction, which could already be heard on their great previous albums Fears of the dead (2016) and Witchbanger (2017), but DUEL also has the classic 70s hard rock guitar riffs, guitar solo’s and some killer choruses (like on their first couple of records during songs like Devil, Heart of the sun and This old crow).
I know this review has been repetitive in praising the vocal harmonies, melodies and overall epic feel and awesomeness of this album, but that is because words fail to do the music justice, at this point, and I’m pretty much at a loss on what to say, except that this album and band are just absolutely incredible!
as opposed to being a melodic prog album, The Voice Within largely consists of some straight-forward, but very technically impressive power metal, with tons of neoclassical shredding and nods to classical music, as well as occasional influences from other genres.
Do not miss this album and let’s hope these guys will come over to Europe someday soon. They deserve to be heard and are as good as a band like Rival Sons!
Human Fortress has been going strong for these past six years, with their previous two albums being some of their best work ever, and while Reign of Gold hits a couple of speed bumps along the way, it largely follows suit, with an excellent mix of power metal, heavy metal and some symphonic and folk elements sprinkled throughout
I’m not sure if Eliene will find this review to be a good one, but I hope they do and focus their future efforts on where their strong points are. All Shall Burn offers some potential for Eliene to become a standout band of the genre. With lush orchestrations and phenomenal vocals, there is certainly a hefty degree of talent.
Metal Blade Records Release: 15 November 2019 Lineup: Kenn Nardi – Vocals, Guitars Kevin Heidbreder – Guitars John Emery – Bass Mike Owen – Drums, Backing Vocals Tracklist: Manic Impressions 1. Paint a Picture 2. I Love the World (New Model Army cover) 3. Something Real 4. Dream Again 5. Explained Away 6. Still Black 7. What […]