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
As a power metal fan, there are a few rather major bands in the genre I still haven’t looked into as much as I probably should, and one of those is Greek band Fire
The songs are expertly crafted to draw in the listener, digging deep into the AOR style with instantly memorable riffs provided by the band’s namesake in Gregg Livesay whose guitar talents are superior.
Of course, “The Blaze” is not a new “From Over Yonder”, but it features melodic metal that could be interesting for fans of Zed Yago.