Lords of winter
Style: Power Metal
Release date: 14 January, 2011
Playing time: 63:56

I started running 5 years ago and since that time I have become faster and faster. Sitting at birthday parties I never talk about what time I ran on the 7 miles 5 years ago. I only talk about the last ones, they are better and it gives a better view on what I'm capable of at the moment. The training hours and the time and sweat I put into the running made me better and faster. That's why I never understood and probably never will understand why bands release old (low quality) stuff.

'Lords of winter' was recorded between 1998 and 2002 and never released until now. Wyvern decided to release this record and I have no idea if the music stands for what the band is capable of at the moment. When you do such a thing, you have to be sure that the music is competitive to the power metal stuff recorded in 2010.  Perhaps the band is very proud of what they did back then, but it is too weak to compete with the stuff out there today. The sound is not good enough and the singing of Fabio Bonaccorsi is false and gives me the creeps sometimes.

If I would have made this review in 2000, I would have said that the progressive power metal songs are very promising, that the singing should improve, but that the band has some potential. Now in early 2011, I have to look at nowadays standards and then the album is too weak and I have to say that there is a lot better music to spend your money on.

Just for die-hard Wyvern fans.


01. Lords of winter

02. Twin Factory

03. Her Majesty Rage

04. Reflections

05. The Other One

06. Winter Tale

07. Shine

08. Ice Guardian

09. Eternal Symphony

10. Out in the Rain

Label: Jolly Roger Records
Distribution: Twilight
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 1 January, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/wyvernpowerspeed