Highland Glory
Forever Endeavour
Release date: September 26th 2005
Massacre Records
VME Denmark
Melodic Power Metal
Rating: 60/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
October '05

Well it’s not every day you see a power metal band from Norway, but this is Highland Glory’s second album, the first one “From the Cradle to the Brave” was released in 2003.

And before that they released two albums “Rise from the Ashes” in 1998 and “Eternal Crusade” in 2000 under the banner of Phoenix Rizing. The first two Phoenix Rizing albums sounded like a mix of Freternia and Morifade, speed/power metal. While “From the Cradle to the Brave” and “Forever Endeavour” sounds more like traditional German melodic power metal.

“Forever Endeavour” is a very mixed album half of the tracks are great, like “Break the Silence”, “Mindgame Masquerade”, “Surreality” and a few more. While the rest of the album simply doesn’t do it for me, after a few spins in my CD player I get bored.

It all ends with 3 cover versions, one great “Wild Child” (W.A.S.P.), and two the World could easily have been without “Love Gun” (Kiss) and “The Trooper” (Iron Maiden). I’m sorry but “From the Cradle to the Brave” was a much better effort, better luck next time.

Recommended tracks: “Break the Silence”, “Mindgame Masquerade” & “Surreality”.