• THE BLUE WALL: Power Metal

    Dic 17 2008, 1:21 di maidenhell

    Power Radio

    Power metal is today associated with an epic sound tempered by characteristics of speed metal, power metal's musical forerunner. Power metal's lyrical themes, though as varied as metal itself, typically focus on fantasy and mythology (eg. , Rhapsody of Fire, Blind Guardian, Falconer , Domine, camaraderie and hope (eg. DragonForce, Stratovarius, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Hammerfall, Lost Horizon, Highland Glory, Sabaton), personal struggles and emotions (eg. X JAPAN, Primal Fear, Sonata Arctica, Evergrey) war and death (eg. Manowar, Sabaton, Iced Earth) or combinations of the listed themes. The prevalence of these lyrical themes span across the many languages power metal is performed in (eg. Angra (Portuguese), Darksun (Spanish). Many typical metal themes such as anti-religion and politics are comparatively rare but not unheard of.

    Power metal is highly focused on the vocalist, with "clean" vocals being much more prevalent than the growling vocals often associated with death metal and black metal. …
  • The albums I bought

    Lug 6 2007, 0:13 di Pyroclasm

    This is a list with all the albums I ever bought (at least those of which I dare to come out with, which mean all since I started listening (real = non-nu-) metal ;)). The stars * are given by myself and will ofcourse be different than your opinion about the album. The amount of * may change with time ofcourse.

    * : very very bad music (which i will never ever buy)
    ** : a disappointment in some way. Should have better not bought this album
    *** : a good album
    **** : a very good album, really worth it's money (if you're into the same kind of music as I am ofcourse)
    *****: awesome fantastic supergreat album!! this stuff never gets boring, and it's a shame if you don't know it (if you're into the same kind of music as I am ofcourse)

    **** Altaria - Divinity
    *** Axenstar - Perpetual Twilight
    *** Angra - Hunters and Pray
    TBA Angra - Temple of Shadows
    ** Athena - Twilight of Days
    **** Axxis - Paradis in Flames
    ** Ark - Ark
    **** Alkemyst - Meeting in the Mist
    *** At Vance - Only Human