Excalion was born at December 2000 in Konnevesi central
The vocals from Jarmo Pääkkonen is a little rougher
than most of the Melodic Power Metal singers out there. But his voice
fits the music very well, I think. To me “Primal Exhale” is good
but non-essential. Most of you out there can easily live without this
release, but if you are into Melodic Metal and Power Metal I think you
should at least give Excalion a chance.
A few songs here are only average in my opinion, but
most of them are quite good. My favourite songs here are, track, 1
“Temptation Wasteland” with a very memorable chorus. Track 6, a
ballad called “Heart & Home”. One of the best ballads I’ve
had heard in quite a long time. This song is very touching and
emotional… I almost shed some tears. Great track. And track 8, “My
Legacy”. It’s a very typical up tempo Power Metal track. Very
bombastic with some very nice melodies, ditto rhythms.
“Primal Exhale” is released as a digi-pack and the
European version contains a bonus track called, “Luopio” and
it’s a song in Finish.
Recommended tracks: See above!