Italian band SpellBlast
was formed in 1999 and in 2004 they released a demo CD entitled
“Ray of Time” and now it’s time for their first full-length album.
The album is called “Horns
of Silence” and contains 9 songs. 9 songs of Folk Influenced Power
Metal that reminds me a tad of Elvenking and Falconer,
but also bands like Thy Majesty and Domine and even
Rhapsody of Fire
comes to mind when I’m listening to this
brand new release.
This album needed a few
spins before I was hooked but now I like it a lot. The songs are
easy to tell apart and in my humble opinion quite catchy. Take a
listen to track 4 “Glory To The Gem” and you’ll hear a chorus
that sticks like glue and I know that some might call it cheesy
because this track is pure “Happy-Metal” but is there something
wrong with being happy???
I see myself as fairly open
minded when it comes to Rock music. I’m into everything from Hard
Rock to the most brutal and bone chrushning Metal and when I’m in
the mood for Folk Influenced Metal SpellBlast will do just
The production is fine too,
and do check this band out if you are into above mentioned bands.