"Under the Flag" is the debut album from France's Holy Cross, they were formed in 2006 and the same year they released a self-titled demo CD with four songs, those four songs are also on this album.
The music played by Holy Cross is about 90% power metal and 10% US metal. The sound is very old school. The five guys in Holy Cross are great musicians and have delivered a good album that could appeal to a lot of people.
My personal favourites from the album are "Return to Asgard" just epic, "Hel the Damned" a melodic masterpiece, "The Last Survivors" old school speed metal with raw vocals.
There is a couple of tracks that can't keep up with the 3 impressive tracks I just mentioned, and then there is "Twilight of the Gods" which is just a terrible song that reminds me of HammerFall's "Hearts on Fire".
"Under the Flag" is a good and solid debut and I hope to hear more great power metal from Holy Cross in the future.