Album Reviews

Hammerfall – Infected

It’s not just the theme of the album that is a disappointment here though, because it could have been saved by having a few really good songs. Only problem is there is only two songs here worth a damn in ONE MORE TIME AND IMMORTALIZED, the rest are all best forgotten and a stark reminder that even the gods can get it wrong sometimes…

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Pegazus – In Metal We Trust

PEGAZUS are one of those bands that just seem to always be there when needed. Sure a nine year gap is pretty long these days, but with IN METAL WE TRUST the band has picked up exactly where they left off after the release of their previous album THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN and are clearly back in the saddle…

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Fullforce – One

Let’s face it reinventing the wheel in this genre as with other genres like progressive metal can turn out to be quite a steep rise, so let’s just say that most of the songs on “One” follow the same structures in terms of melody, but have a decent amount of pace and up tempo shifts that make the album tolerable.

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Elvenpath – Elvenpath

That just about sums up perfectly what’s going on here. While there are some NWOBHM ideals and a smidge of power metal, the best way to describe this album is simply ‘EAVY BLOODY METAL!…

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Shakra – Back On Track

he band decided to replace Fox with the more darker and graspier vocals of John Prakesh and to be honest, they did a fine job in their choice. This dude fits the more metal style of the band with conviction.

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Merging Flare – Reverence

The more folky anthem engraved in “Carved In Stone” actually works pretty well, and here the vocals sound a lot better due to the more mid level tempo shift as compared to the maniacal assault from the other tunes. The more Judas Priest influences vocals glare with embrace as Kai Hansen guest guitars on this groovy power metal tune.

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Hypersonic – Fallen Melodies

I do however enjoy their songwriting style that sits mainly in the slower paced end of the power metal genre with plenty of fluffy symphonic keyboards too. Combine that with the fact that most of the choruses on the album are extremely melodic and it starts to become clear what the appeal is…

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Cult Of The Fox – The Sea Beneath The Sand

The execution however isn’t quite as good as I would have hoped and the fact is they still sound like a band in its early stages. The biggest complaint I have here with the vocals, which just simply sound too raw and under-developed for my ears personally…

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Stamina – Two Of A Kind

I was too blinded by the excellence while writing the review, so I didn’t even notice obvious comparison to classic first 4 albums by Royal Hunt. Silly me, but for fans of that sound, Two of a Kind is simply a must have album.