For me who really is no fan of metalcore this was/is a nice experience and also a reminder to myself to not be so comfortable in just going for same old, same old.
There is not one single weak song on this album and it feels so extremely well constructed. It is as if the whole piece is a puzzlebox where every single part has its place without being forced to fit. It simply flows, if you follow my drift…
The recording was done without the bands knowledge which doesn’t make their deliverance of their ”Nautic Funeral Doom” less impressive!
If you are into bands like Nifelheim, Merciless and Possessed and haven’t yet heard Vampire you should definitely give them a chance
When it comes to trying new ideas, Horisont very much succeded where Witchcraft failed with “Black Metal”.
When the whole album needed to catch its breath Magnus himself takes on centre stage and performs “We Are The night” which is the best song so far without a doubt.
The dips are here and there and there is no song that I will remember after reviewing this album.
This album has a lot of Tunes of War (1996) in it, all the way down to the theme being of Scotlands fight for independence in the middle ages.
Songtitles like “Treasure Chest Party Quest”, “Tortuga”, “Zombies Ate My Pirateship” and “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” says something about these guys sense of humour.
Anyways, if you’re looking for some high quality melodic rock/AOR from 2020, look no further. This album will fulfill most of your urges
Excuse me all. I need to go and calm down. This hour has been such an adrenaline rush and it feels like I just witnessed the band on stage and not listening to a record.
It’s also one of those albums that grow pretty much each time you listen to it. Starting off with ”nah, this is really not my bag”, leading to ”hey, I can listen to this without getting an allergic rash”, and then ”well, I quite enjoy this” ending at ”I actually like this, it makes me smile, it’s filled of joy – and joy is so very much needed right now”.
“Orbitual Sunrise”, here´s the single they should have released, catchy and sing-along friendly without getting cheesy.
Well, if you like me where hoping for a progressive pomp rock return, you will be disappointed but if you like musicals, ballads, classic rock and Dennis voice you will probably love it.
I can promise that you´ve never heard AC/DC´s “Back in Black” played like this.
For me, Vader is very much like pizza. I’m rarely not in the mood for it, it’s always quite tasty and even when it’s a bad one, it’s still pretty good. However, it can rarely compete with a lobster or a steak.