Every year, Power Metal Quest Fest gets even bigger and better, and this year was definitely not a disappointment! I will definitely be attending next year, and encouraging others to do the same!
Tag: symphonic metal
Aonia – The Seven
The composition is wonderful, Jo and Melissa’s vocals are absolutely flawless and incredible to listen to, and live they put on a magnificent performance. I will definitely be taking another opportunity to see them live in the future, and I would suggest that if symphonic metal is your kind of thing, that you should do the same.
Ancient Bards – Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Pt. 2)
I do appreciate the skill and thought that has gone into the music, and that there will be a lot of people who will really enjoy this. I really do look forward to seeing Ancient Bards live at Power Metal Quest Fest.
INTERVIEW: Imperial Age, 2nd February 2019
My very first band interview with the wonderful Alexander and Jane from Imperial Age
Beast in Black – From Hell With Love
It makes me want to buy some Spandex pants, leg warmers, back comb my hair and combine all that with some Doc Martens and a leather jacket. That is the only way I can think that would accurately depict the feel of this album.
Imperial Age plus Supports at The Hairy Dog, Derby, 2nd February 2019
An absolutely fantastic night of symphonic power metal with a splash of rock ‘n’ roll.
Lex Talion – Sons of Chaos
The album tells a story, not only through the lyrics but through the instrumentals as well. There are highs and lows in the music as an epic battle or war seems to take place throughout the tracks of the album.
Teshaleh – Born of Fire
Despite the fact the album doesn’t really flow well for me personally, the actual composition of the individual tracks is really good. If a future full-length release is in the works, I would like to see some more consistent themes in the instrumentals.
Dragony – Masters of the Multiverse
With keys adding cheese, soaring vocals, guitar solos, singalong choruses, and a power ballad, it has all the ingredients you need for one hell of a power metal banger.
Review: Power Metal Quest Fest 2018
A one day festival jam packed of power metal in the home of heavy metal – Birmingham.
YYLVA – The Wood Beyond The World
This is an amazing debut from YYLVA. The tracks are really well written, the mix is brilliant and Clare’s vocals are absolutely incredible. I expect many more great things from YYLVA, and I am excited to hear more in the future.
Bloodstock Festival 2018 – Saturday and Sunday Ostara Review
My experience of Saturday and Sunday at Bloodstock Festival 2018.
Dwarrowdelf – The Sons of Fëanor
A beautiful and atmospheric take on some of the lesser-known lore of Tolkein’s world.
Shadowrise – Shadowrise
Shadowrise I feel have a lot of potential. The mix between the RPG soundtrack style and the heavy instrumental works really well.
Celtachor – Fiannaíocht
I’m really looking forward to seeing Celtachor again live. It is not often that Irish folk metal is heard, it is more often the more Northern European folk metal that fans are more familiar with.
Cruachan – Nine Years of Blood
This is certainly an album I will be listening to again, and if you haven’t had the chance to check these guys out yet, you should!
Sojourner – The Shadowed Road
Each song on this album is its own story, its own journey. Sojourner have a unique sound in their own right.
Tengger Cavalry – Cian Bi
An unusual folk metal album which deviates from the normal European style. It flows really well and the composition is fantastic.
Armored Dawn – Barbarians in Black
Barbarians in Black is a hard-hitting, heavy power metal album which you should really add to your collection.
Accursed Years – Oaken Weave (Single)
An acquaintance of mine (also in Sköll) asked me if I’d be kind enough to have a listen to his other band’s (Accursed Years) single