release from Swedish Melodic Power Metal band AXENSTAR. I must admit that I was ready to throw this album in the
bin but when you pay your hard earned money for a CD you just have to
give it another try, right? And as a writer I think you owe that to the
album really needs time… it sounds nice and very melodic but I missed
something. I missed the catchiness… but after maybe 8 times in my
CD-player it began to open up to me.
this is Melodic Power Metal in the European manner… well crafted, and
melodic, but you’ve heard a million times before. But then again it
doesn’t matter to me if the music is good. And this album is good…
it just needs time.
impressed with the guitarists and their ability to incorporate
catchiness in their riffs and their solos. I wish I could play that that.
songs are smooth and catchy but this is not the most original album of
the past 12 months, but to be honest… I don’t give a crap. This
album isn’t just for the typical Power Metal freak, but also for the
Melodic Metal freak.
managed to create an enjoyable Melodic album that could please every
Metal fan out there who needs a short break from the more hard hitting
and brutal Metal there is to be found out there. I know I’m repeating
myself… but it needs time.