and was formed back in 1990 and deeply
influenced by Iron Maiden, Saxon, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Accept,
Grave Digger and Helloween.
is the most known Italian Iron Maiden tribute band, playing all around
the country, from North to South, increasing considerably the
fans with powerful shows.
November 2002 the guys were chosen by Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden's
join his Total McBrain Damage tour as his band. The
great success and the deep feeling instituted with Anthenora led
Nicko to repeat the tour in April 2003 and June 2004. In
September 2003 Anthenora released their debut album called "The
Last Command" and
now they are back with a brand new release called “Soulgrinder”.
Bonansea – vocals, Stefano "Pooma" Pomero – guitars,
Domenico "Mekk" Borra – guitars, Steve
Balocco – bass, and Fabio Smareglia – drums provides us with a
pure Metal album
with Thrashy riffs. In my opinion this album needs 6-7 spins in
the CD-player to open
up… but I don't wanna come into the details of each song; it
would be pretty useless.
imagine a mix of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Grave Digger spiced
with Thrashy guitar
riffs and you have an idea what Anthenora
sounds like. And
yes… this album needs some time in the CD-player to open up, but even after
numerous listens this album is “only” good and not great.
wish that their next album will be as heavy as this one but the
songs a little more memorable.
but I’m lost for words. But if you’re into pure Heavy Metal
music, give this
album a listen, maybe you’re in for a nice surprise.