Crows Fly Black

Release date: January 19th 2007
Label: Nuclear Blast
Distribution: VME (Denmark)
Classic Power Metal

Rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: December 27th 2006

Plain and simply: "This is a very good power metal album"!
Ohh - you need more info?

All right, Tarot has been around for a very long time, delivering one classic power metal album after another. Most of them have never surfaced and caught much attention from the metal community outside of Finland.

Why, one might ask?
Well, first and foremost because until now their albums haven't been that exciting.

So the label has decided that they want to push this album with a sticker stating: "Featuring Marco Hietala from Nightwish". Why, one might ask again, because he and his brother Zachary has been the core of Tarot since the middle of the 80's, and they have released 6 studio albums before this one...

I choose to let the music do the talking, and this is by far the best Tarot album ever!
Marco and Zackary have created a very interesting and mature album with powerful, melodic, melancholic and slightly progressive metal song, which I am sure, will please fans of their earlier albums and win over many new ones...

Just put one the album and be impressed from the word: GO! This album does not have a dull moment and I am sure Tarot will be moving in the right direction with this release. Take a listen and judge for yourselves...

Power tunes: The title track, "Before the Skies come down", "Tides", "You" & "Howl!"