German Metal band Chimaera was formed in 1999 and they released a demo called ‘Knights of the Dragon’ in 2001 it was followed by two promos called ‘Blade Master’ (2002) and ‘Metalians’ (2004), their first full-length album ‘Myths and Legends’ followed in 2005; the album was self-released and received good reviews from all over the world.
Right from the start Chimaera has been cursed with the Megadeth curse, the line-up changes are too numerous to mention, only survivor from the original line-up are vocalist Pan Vogiazis.
Chimaera is presenting a convincing album with a mixture of Heavy, True and Power Metal, based on solid musicianship and interesting composing ideas.
They are difficult to compare with other bands, but try to imagine a mixture of Iron Maiden and Manowar with keyboards and you will have a pretty good idea.
If you’re into well played metal hymns then get down to your local metal dealer and take a listen to ‘Rebirth – Death Won’t Stay us’.
Recommended tracks: “Ride Fast”, “Wanderlust” and “Dragon’s Witch”.