Style: Power Metal
Release date: June 7th 2010

Italian based powermetal band Arthemis launches its sixth full-length. The band started back in 1994 and played with many known acts. I can appreciate this new album more than the predecessor 'Black Society'. The songs sound better and they are developed in variety and style.

"7 Days" for example has a heavy riff that sounds a bit Zakk Wylde-like and isn't a regular powermetal song. That can not be said of the next song "This is Revolution" which is definitely a powermetal track. The vocals of Fabio D (don't they all have the name Fabio?) are decent and have the right sound for a powermetal band. The solos in the several songs are good and food for guitar players. Just listen to the shredding instrumental song "Crossfire" and water will start to run out of your mouth.

Arthemis uses some modern elements in a few tracks, which gives their music the variety it needs. One of my favourite tracks is "Resurrection", because of the nice riffing. One strange thing happens in the end, the track "Road to Nowhere" has almost the same beginning as their 8th song "Until the End", I don't know if they do that on purpose, but strange it is.

A nice album!


01. Scars on Scars

02. Vortex

03. 7 Days

04. This Is Revolution

05. Home

06. Crossfire

07. Heroes

08. Until the End

09. Resurrection

10. Road to Nowhere

Label: Helvete & Hate Records
Provided by: Gatti Promotion
Reviewed by:

Reinier de Vries

Date: June 14th 2010