A great start to 2020 for power metal. I’d love to be able to see Brothers of Metal live!
Chris (vocals, rhythm guitar) is a Peninsula War enthusiast, and you can definitely hear that in the lyrics. I have even learned a bit of history, including what a “Forlorn Hope” is! Forlorn Hope have their own sound, and it’s damn good. I’m hoping to hear a lot more from the band in the future, and I wish them the best of luck for going far in their music careers!
Forgotten North are definitely a band that would appeal to a lot of different people, and I would highly recommend to anyone interested in folk metal, or German music in general.
Wind Rose have capitalised on the aspects of their previous successful tracks and created an album based on those themes. With two tracks I don’t think I will ever get tired of (Drunken Dwarves and Diggy Diggy Hole), and the majority of the album being absolutely spot on!
Yet another incredible edition of Warhorns Festival at The Trades in Rotherham. Don’t miss out on buying your tickets for 2020 now, otherwise you’ll miss out on some of the amazing bands already booked for next year!
Far from their Harry Potter themed power metal (which I am still a little disappointed they abandoned), I feel like Grimgotts have a potentially great future as a band together. They have their own take on power metal which is reminiscent of the Swedish power metal scene with bands such as Dragonland and Bloodbound springing to mind, but they add their own twist with the nautical themes which don’t dive straight into the pirate metal trope.
A preview for all the amazing talent playing at the third installment of Power Metal Quest Fest!
My preview of Warhorns Festival 2019, taking place over 30th and 31st August at The Trades, Rotherham.
Band: SellswordAlbum: …Unto The BreachRelease Date: 3rd August 2019Record Label: Unsigned I’ve known Sellsword as a band and friends for a number of years now,
Other things to do and some festival advice for Bloodstock Festival 2019!
A preview of some of the excellent upcoming bands playing the Hobgoblin New Blood and Jagermeister stages at Bloodstock Open Air 2019.
My preview of some of the amazing bands I’ll be checking out on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock 2019!
The Ostara Metal preview of the Ronnie James Dio stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2019!
I absolutely love Gloryhammer, and music like this never fails to bring my joy on a sad day. Gloryhammer have stuck to their core style, harking back to elements and melodies of previous tracks, as well as bringing a new and exciting installment to their sage to save the Kingdom of Fife and the mighty City of Dundee.
Amon Amarth have successfully managed to try something new whilst still holding true to their roots and previous records. They have got the right balance between maintaining their sound while keeping it fresh, and that, in my opinion, is not always an easy thing to do, particularly for a band such as Amon Amarth who have such a distinctive sound and image.
Once again, Månegarm have produced another fantastic album. It’s new and fresh while still being true to their signature style. I hope that I am able to catch them live again very soon, as I am sure a lot more UK fans are!
I do hope that there will be more from Warrior Path, there’s a lot of potential for this new project to go a long way.
In terms of genre and composition, this album does exactly what it says on the tin, there are power and folk elements, as well as some more traditional heavy metal elements in there too. I just feel like this would benefit a little more from some good mastering and increase in the audio quality.
The composition and quality of the tracks are fantastic, it is difficult to fault the individual tracks. There can be a danger that there can be too many songs, just to put out as much material as possible to “make up” for the time between albums. Sadly I feel that Eluveitie might have fallen foul a little of this, but that does not diminish from the quality of the individual tracks themselves.
The album is good, solid power metal which I really enjoy, and is something that caters to those who also enjoy the more serious power metal as well as the cheesier side (which I do). I’ll definitely be adding this new album and Bloodbound’s back catalogue to my music rotation.