Balance of Power

Release date: November 7th 2005
Label: STF Records
Provided by:
STF Records

Style: Heavy / Power Metal

Rating: 68/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
March 5th 2006

German band Stormage was formed back in 2002 and the “Balance of Power” album is their debut album. “Balance of Power“ is one of those albums where half of the tracks are great, and the other half is just uninspired and boring.

Tracks like “Words”, “Sign of the Cross”, “Wargames”, “The Green Mile” & the epic “They Plan to be Like God” are all great tracks heavily inspired by Metal Church - “Blessing in Disguise” and “The Human Factor” era.

But on tracks like “Born to Kill”, “Blood and Thunder”, “Godless Man” & “Black Winter” it sounds like they can’t decide on the direction of their music, so it all sounds very messy.

If Stormage can get their act together and follow the path of the first tracks mentioned, the next album could be a real killer.  

Recommended tracks: “Sign of the Cross”, “The Green Mile” & “They Plan to be Like God”.