The Storyteller
Release date: November 4, 2005
Black Lodge Records
Target Distribution
Epic Metal / Power Metal
Rating: 90/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
October '05

“Underworld” is the fifth album (incl. One EP) from Sweden's The Storyteller. L-G Persson (Vocals) and Fredrik Groth (Guitar) formed the band back in 1995 as an acoustic band; well The Storyteller has come a long way since that day.

“Underworld” sounds very similar to the “Tales of a Holy Quest” CD that was released in 2003, heavy/power metal somewhere between Falconer and Morifade. What really stand out on “Underworld” are the great medieval/epic parts, and the melodic vocal lines.

Tracks like “Changeling”, “Watcher in the Deep” and “Shine On” is all small masterpieces in the epic/power metal genre, the rest of the album is also great, but it is more straightforward power metal except for the beautiful acoustic track “Your Time has come”.

The only downside on “Underworld” is the cover version of Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades”; I have never and will never be a Motörhead fan.

Recommended tracks: “Changeling”, “Watcher in the Deep” & “Shine On”.