Tagged: Power Metal

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Arturius – Arturius – 2017

Arturius is a Swedish power metal band from Gothenburg. I don’t know why so many heavy metal band originates from that city but it’s a fact. There are many bands coming from Gothenburg. I can’t say that they have much in common. Of course they are all metal band (at least those that I refer to) but apart from that I don’t see any similarities. My heart beats extra fast for metal music so I...

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Demons and Wizards – Touched by the Crimson King – 2005

I have listened enough to this album now. With that I mean that I have had in in my earphones etc. for quite some time by now. Not that I’m tired of it yet, I’m not! It’s a great and interesting album. But I feel I should move on and explore something else for a while. But that’s how it is sometimes. You get stock with some music and you can’t really lay it down....

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Grave Digger – Healed my Metal – 2017

Back in the old days. The days when there was still a heavy metal radio show in Sweden. I remember that Grave Digger was played on that show. Yes, since Sweden is a very small country there was only on such radio show. Once a week they played metal at a great broadcasting time. I used to tape them just to expand my library of metal music. Those days are gone now of course. These...

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Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon – 2014

If you look at the cover of Plagues of Babylon, or any Iced Earth album for that matter, you might get the impression that the music is very violent. That isn’t the case. It’s metal music of course but less death and more power metal. It’s a pretty nice album, not fantastic but well worth a listen if you’re into symphonic and melodic power metal. Plagues of Babylon is kind a of aggressive album. The band...

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Place Vendome – Close to the Sun – 2017

Place Vendome – Close to the Sun Close to the Sun is Place Vendome’s fourth album and the first for med to hear. If you’ve heard Helloweens classic albums Keeper of the Seven Keys part 1 and 2 you know what a great singer Michael Kiske is. He was really an asset for Halloween at that time. But that was many years ago and Place Vendome is not the home for singer Michael Kiske. I...

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Angra – Omni – 2018

Omni is Angra’s ninth studio album. Yet I have never heard of heard of them before. Angra is a Brasilian band but apparently, they’ve has some great success in both Europe and Japan. It’s not hard to hear why. It’s pretty good melodic power metal. The singer has a smooth operatic voice most of the time and the instrumentation is pretty standard. There are guitars, fast drums, and some keyboards. Yet, for me, it doesn’t...

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Sonata Arctica – Talviyö – 2019

Do you remember when I wrote about Evergrey the other day? Sonata Arctica is another band that I got suggested to me and that I never heard about before. It’s nice to have friends good enough to suggest new things to discover. So…I fired up Spotify and found their latest album – Talviyö, which means Winter Night in Finnish. I always try to listen on the whole album when I get suggestions even if I...

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Dragonforce – Reaching into Infinity – 2017

If you ever heard Dragonforce preform, you know that the tempo is way up there. It’s so fast sometimes that you are totally astonished. And it’s not just pedal notes as can be heard in som fast Thrash Metal. There are indeed scales and patterns played absolutely furiously. Reaching into Infinity was a real treat in that sense. No holds barred, very high tempo. For Power Metal it’s not necessary, but it’s very appropriate with this...

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Ancient Bards – A New Dawn Ending – 2014

I know that I said it before, but to explore unknown territories is the most rewarding chore of reviewing. You get to hear and see so many things that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t search for new and “other” stuff that you already know about. I can’t remember where I heard about Ancient Bards but I figured, based on the band name and the album title – A New Dawn Ending, that this would...

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Annihilator releases For the Demented

I have actually missed out on several releases from Annihilator in recent years. it’s kinda strange since Jeff Waters is one of my all-time favorite guitar players. He and Annihilator always seem to do something fresh and inventive on the albums. It’s not just the song, he’s also the master of riffs. There’s no reason to think that it will be any different with For the Demented. I will look forward to it and, in...