The Final Reqiuem

Release date: September 8th 2006
Label: Massacre Records
Power Metal

Rating: 70/100
Cover artwork rating: 78/100
Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
October 19th 2006

The last Axenstar album, “The Inquisitor” (2005), was a quite good Power Metal release and now they are back with a brand new album called, “The Final Requiem”. This time Axenstar is a tad more aggressive, and that’s not a bad thing in my book, however they are still very typically Power Metal but the songs are a tad more “thrashy” (at times) than what I’m used to from Axenstar.

The production is great and the cover artwork is nice but what about the music? Well, even after numerous listens I’m a bit disappointed. I had expected more catchy songs… I don’t know… maybe I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to music… but this album doesn’t reach the heights of “The Inquisitor” in my humble opinion.

Not that I totally dislike this CD no, no… but some of the songs are not above average and when I listen to it, I suddenly find myself doing other things like; Doing the laundry (and that’s boring, right?) or watching the TV instead of listening to this album.

But hey… don’t worry, most of the songs are enjoyable, just not stunning in any way. If you need to buy every single Power Metal release out there… you’ll need this one too, but most of you out there can easily live without this album.

Listen before you buy.

Recommended tracks: “The Divine”.