This is the Swedish guitarist/composer Björn Eliasson's project
named Warnot, with a list of guest vocalists that really spices
'His Blood Is Yours' up really well. As for instance Björn's
former bands mate in Cloudscape, the vocal star: Mike Andersson
who contributes on this album.
Warnot is an epic piece of art with many genres of metal, which
is mixed into a very powerful flavor in a theatrical, dark and
melancholic fashion. It is also very melodic and progressive at
the same time in it's core. Eliasson has worked for quite some
time to get this project into shape, which is very nicely
produced and mastered by him btw.
The songs feel very well balanced and are strongly crafted
compositions; as a sturdy brick wall compared to a foldable
plywood box. Every little part of the constructions is nicely
balanced and has its importance in the final overall impression.
The various singers create nuances that give every track its own
The mixture of Symphony X, Yes, Sabbath, Rainbow and little
ounce of Scandinavian melodic rock is fresh and it feels like
Mr. Eliasson has created a personal disc with very emotional
parties. They are at the same time able to weave melodic power
metal blocks with bombastic, glowing eruptions where the heavy
progressive metal elements are captivating.
I must admit that this is my new favourite disc in the
progressive genre. The well composed mixture from the 'metal
cookbooks' different ingredients with spices, which will catch
many fans of progressive metal interest, because there is plenty
to appreciate and very little to dislike on this disc. Strong
and sweet in a spicy blend.
My thumb is up and I hope to hear more from Warnot!
Lineup: Björn Eliasson - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum
Guest vocalists: Thomas Bursell, Mike Andersson, Sussi Sorensen,
Björn Persson, Sara Andersson and André Mollestam.