How do you judge a new band when all you have
is 2 songs? OK - let's be fair the MCD from Swedish based band The Citadel
has 3 songs; the title track in 2 versions and "The End".
The Citadel has been around since 2002
and their style has its strong roots in traditional heavy metal with
influences from doom and epic metal as well. Creating a melancholic
and dark atmosphere as the foundation for Jonas Radehorn's vocal
acrobatics, and when he is joined by Swedish pop-icon Susie
Päivärintra (???) in the catchy title song a small potion of magic
is created. Sadly the second song - "The End" never reaches the same
standard, but works fine with the same ground feeling and introduces
a few progressive elements as well.
The Citadel has signed a deal with GMR Music and their
debut album 'Brothers of Grief' should be available shortly. And
this short intro surely makes me wonder what might in store for us
on a complete album?
'The Creeper' offers us a good insight into the future of The
Citadel and is a fine stepping stone for them...