Finnish Melodic Symphonic Power Metal band OLYMPOS MONS was formed in 2002 and
the same year they released the demo “Seven Seas”.
In 2004 they released their debut full-length album “Conquistador” which I have mixed feelings about. Well... I like it but there are a few fillers to be found on that album, but I do like most of the songs, so I was eager to check out this, their second and brand new album “Medievil”.
There’s nothing new under the sun in the OLYMPOS MONS camp. It’s still Melodic Power Metal with aggressive riffs peppered with orchestral arrangements. “Medievil” is more up-tempo than their debut album but the songs still contains very catchy choruses that some of you out there will find too sappy.
“Medievil” needed a few spins in my CD-player to grow, because most of the songs sounded very much the same to me at first, but they all ignite like a bomb after a while.
It’s not secret that I’m into this kind of Metal with filled with sing-along-choruses and this album is packed with catchy melodies.... so stay far, far away from it if you hate this kind of music.
“Medievil” is a must for every Melodic Symphonic Power Metal fan out there, and they deserve major attention and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure they get it.
The production is quite good... crystal clear and powerful... at least more powerful than the production on their debut album “Conquistador”. This is surely a big step in the right direction.
“Medievil” will hit the stores in July the 2nd so do check it out, ‘cause this is surely a big step in the right direction for OLYMPOS MONS.