Even with a new lineup, the overall sound is still very much what Temperance fans would expect, which is to say the band plays a very modern sounding brand of melodic metal.
To be releasing album number 17 shows you know exactly what you are doing and you know who your fan base is.
One thing that’s definitely a selling point for me is vocalist Fabio Lione, who has to be the most prolific power metal vocalist in the world at this point.
While the two singers are clearly the main focus of the album, as one would expect, guitarist Simone Mularoni has managed to produce some great tracks here…
New listeners can expect a very melodic brand of power metal, built on excellent vocal melodies, huge choruses, tons of keyboards and occasional symphonic element.
Phoenix is a solid album, maybe slightly behind The 8th Sin, but it definitely doesn’t come close to the band’s best works
“Magic” is an album that comes with good melodic metal songs, taking the listener to a world of fantasy and imagination.
Through the 2000’s there has been a man working his ass off writing, performing, and recording some of the best albums from some of the greatest lists of bands
The music business is struggling, these are difficult times we live in
Astral Doors embeds these references into their sound and it’s the voice of singer Nils Johansson that strengthens them even more