December 17, 2009

Stormwarrior - Heading Northe

Genre(s) - Power metal
Origin - Germany
Year of release - 2008
Bitrate - 256-320 kbps
Size - 79.43 MB

Alright, some very strong power metal with mostly Viking-related (yawn) lyrics. Appropriately "standard" stuff, Heading Northe is still a real pearl owing to the exceptionally powerful execution with an awesome, fat bass sound nice and upfront in the mix, and a very mean-sounding singer that, in contrast to some colleagues, has retained his nutsack. The album has a satisfying heaviness, the pace is mostly kept fast but the slower sections are not without grace and a seafaring, really quite Viking-y atmosphere. The riffs and choruses, the most important elements of any good power metal song, are top notch, especially on the opener and the defiant ("We'll never resign to...") The Holy Cross ("...never bow down to your lord!!"). Bands like Sonata Arctica and Freedom Call should be forced to attend these guys' practise sessions and take notes on how to really make power metal that honours its name.
  1. Heading northe
  2. Metal legacy
  3. The holy cross
  4. Iron gods
  5. Ragnarök
  6. The revenge of Asa Lande
  7. Remember the oathe
  8. Lion of the northe
  9. Into the battle
  10. And the valkyries ride
Load it down

No comments:

Post a Comment