Jag Panzer
The Scourge of the Light
Style: Power Metal
Release date: 28 February, 2011
Playing time: 48:47

Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin, Mark Briody and John Tetley have always been the core of Jag Panzer and Richard Stjernquist has been a member since 1986, and when Chris Broderick left the band to pursue other adventures they decided to recruit Christian Lasegue, who was a member for three years in the mid 80s. And with his return they are also returning to their classic, melodic power metal roots.

Returning to the sound and trademarks many fans were missing on their latest album "Casting the Stones" (2004) also means that the classic signatures of the band; Harry Conklin's unique vocals and Mark Briody's razor-sharp riffs come back to life. Harry Conklin is firmly carrying the songs on his shoulders with his charismatic voice, even more than before and the new experimental parts in the songs are also to be credited to him, and he proves once more on "The Scourge of the Light" that he still belongs among the very best power metal vocalists.

"The Scourge of the Light" is not a new magnum opus, but it still beats their last album by a wide margin and I am pleased to see them return to the style that made them what they are today.

01. Condemned to Fight (4:23)
02. The Setting of the Sun (3:26)
03. Bringing on the End (5:03)
04. Call to Arms (3:26)
05. Cycles (4:08)
06. Overlord (5:27)
07. Let It Out (3:34)
08. Union (5:15)
09. Burn (6:04)
10. The Book of Kells (8:01)
Label: SPV/Steamhammer
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 21 February, 2011
Website: www.jagpanzer.com