Death Riders
Through Centuries of Dust
Style: Melodic Metal
Release date: 22 February, 2011
Playing time: 52:09

Don't make the same mistake I did, I thought that this would be the band with Neil Turbin, but when I got it home I came to the conclusion I was wrong. This is an Italian band that plays a kind of progressive melodic power metal with a few thrash parts. Clean singing with harsh aggressive ones every now and then. With well written songs, a good production and nice arrangements it could be something good, but when everything is average or just below, I don't get very enthusiastic.

The vocalist can not impress me either, so all in all this is not the best band from the Italian soil. Add drums that sound too static and mechanic and you can conclude that this record will get overwhelmed by all the other and better releases. I really grant them success, but then you have to come up with more and better written songs. 'Through Centuries of Dust' will die a silent dead if you ask me. The good ideas are there, but I have heard demo's of bands without a contract that are much better. Nothing positive then? Some guitar riffs and soli are good and the variation between the different songs is o.k. too and perhaps there will be some metal heads that can enjoy this.

Back to the practice room and write new and better songs, then go to the studio again and get you a top notch production. Some work on the vocal parts would be necessary too. This is an album I would describe a 'just not' record.


01. The Hedgehog's Dilemma
02. Legion
03. Death Riders
04. Shelter
05. The Eclipse
06. Season of Loss
07. War Inheritance
09. Reason and Fate
10. Crimson Liberty
11. When Everything Lies

Label: Lost Sound Records
Promotion: Gatti Promotion
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 23 March, 2011