Visions of the Seeker
Style: Progressive Power Metal
Release date: October 29th 2010
Playing time: 42:06

Heavy Metal is a global phenomenon and has representatives from even the most unthinkable countries, and let me introduce a new country to the long list: Iran. Angband has prior to this album self released an album, which should have gained them some recognition in the metal community. If it meets the same standard as this one, then I am sure it has most to do with the fact that they are revolting against the government with their music and that they literally fight for their art in a very hostile environment.

Because measured up against the international standard they fall short in many areas, and "Vision of the Seeker" is no better than some demo releases we are receiving on a regular basis. The song writing is decent, the production is mediocre (at best), the band is untight, the leads are uninspired and the vocals are bad... but what matters here is that a band fighting for their art is releasing an album to a wider audience.

Angband has a long, long road ahead of them and they need to improve in all areas, but now they are out-here and getting some publicity and respect for their efforts and hard work.

01. Forgotten Glory (2:16)
02. Blind Anger (5:15)
03. Battle for... (5:42)
04. The Seeker (5:50)
05. Easy to Believe (5:23)
06. Forsaken Dreams (4:55)
07. Truth of Lies (5:31)
08. Fate & the Fear (5:00)
09. Astral Hallucinasions (2:14)
Label: Pure Steel Records
Distribution: Twilight Vertrieb
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: October 15th 2010
Website: Angband @ MySpace