Back in 2019, I was instantly impressed by the debut of the Italian symphonic power metal band Moonlight Haze, founded by two former Temperance members Chiara Tricarico (vocals) and Giulio Capone (keyboards and drums). They delivered a sound that maintained elements of their past work, while also moving in a slightly different direction, and they’ve managed to continue with that over the past two years,
After how great their previous release was, I was excited to hear what Darktribe would put out next, and for the most part, Voici L’Homme has lived up to my expectations. While it isn’t quite as strong a release as The Modern Age, it’s still a consistently entertaining album, which continues with what worked before, while continuing to add in more progressive elements. Fans of the previous release should be pleased, while power metal fans looking for something that can be heavy at times, while also being a bit restrained, a bit more progressive and a bit less cheesy than the genre standards, would be highly recommended to give this album a listen.
When All the Heroes Are Dead is another great album, which takes Vision Divine into a slightly more straight-forward, heavy-hitting direction compared to its most recent predecessor, largely cutting back on the prog elements…
It has a mix of everything fans of the previous album would expect, with some of the most varied and dynamic songwriting in the band’s career, while still delivering tons of great speedy and melodic power metal.
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.
Cracksleep especially comes close to the likes of Evergrey at points, with the atmosphere constantly being an important part of the music, as even the heavier songs have some dark sounding riffs.
It seems every year without fail, I hear an album within the first two months that blows me away…
the power metal band hailing from the Czech Republic have their own, much more modernized sound
A rousing chorus of “I wanna dance, dance to the sound / Rock this place into the ground” sets the tone right from the off in the opening track, “DANCE!”, on the third album from Hell In The Club