you put 2 of the arguably best metal vocalist together in one band,
expectations are bound to be high! The two monster vocalists Russell
Allen (Symphony X, Star One etc.) and Jorn Lande (Ark, Beyond Twilight,
Masterplan) have joint forces on "The Battle", and the
result is one the best melodic metal albums this year, if not the best.
the mastermind behind this cool project is Swedish guitar sensation
Magnus Karlsson (Last Tribe & Starbreaker), who has written all
the songs, and is playing guitars, bass and keyboards on the album. To
complete the line-up we have Jaime Salazar (ex-The Flower Kings) on
battle between these two excellent vocalists spans over 12 excellent
melodic metal songs, wonderfully produced by another icon on the
Scandinavian metal scene: Anders "Theo" Theander (Pain of
Salvation, Last Tribe etc.). The outcome is one the best melodic metal
albums in a very long time.
strong melodic metal songs, 2 brilliant vocalists, and very good
production, excellent guitar work - what more can you ask for...? Not
much if you ask me...
yeah the cover artwork has been done by Rodney Matthews, who is famous
for maybe the coolest album cover ever: Magnum's "On a
Storyteller's Night". This one fits the title perfectly!
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