to call their music Symbionic Metal, and it is surely a symbiosis of many styles
with thrash metal and power metal taking the leading seats. Power, melody,
atmosphere and aggressiveness are all adjectives that fit this new star on the
German metal scene; Athorn.
released EP surely made a stir in the scene, and gained a lot of well deserved
recognition both within the German borders as well as abroad. But I am sure not
many had expected this, their debut album, to be so complete! "Phobia" is one
the strongest and most complete debut albums I've heard in a while, and their
mixture of styles appeal to so many that I am sure they will find fans all over
perfect blend between Nevermore and Iced Earth peppered with some death metal as
well as Iron Maiden influences and you might have an idea of what to expect. But
they do add more facets to their music and I suggest you dig in and make up your
own mind, because this is one the albums you shouldn't miss out on this year.
Frank (Ex-Galloglass, Human Fortress) proves that he is one of the most
versatile vocalist's on the German scene, and his interpretation of the songs is
near perfect, and combined with the excellent guitar work we have a match made
in heaven. So if you are looking for an energetic, versatile and powerful piece
of metal then I suggest you give this album a chance... it might blow your socks
Try out: "Angel of the Fall", "Humanize the Demon",
"The Ferryman" & "Schizophrenia".