Power of Metal.dk Review

Destination's Calling
End of Time
Style: Power Metal
Release date: June 2012
Playing time: 52:35


Some metal bands do not have an easy path to fame and recognition for their musical skills. These Germans in 'Destination's Calling' should really have a big contract with a major record company! With two full length albums under their belts, they have recorded the 'End Of Time' album at Gate Studio in Wolfsburg using their own resources. Their previous discs came in 2001 'Mastery Of The Light' and in 2006 ' Invisible Walls'.

Already after my very first listening of the album, I fell for their technical metal and atmospheric melodies. In several of the songs, they have more of the Scandinavian mood than your classic German power metal band has. The superb vocalist Christian Gräter has a very emotional voice and gives the melodious songs life and color. The symbiosis and cooperation with other musicians are perfect and the eleven songs are really great in their different tempi.

Some are real fast metal songs and the majestic and progressive quieter songs are very enjoyable. Of course the sound brings nothing new on the metal sky and I hold the first seven tracks in a higher division than the last 6 songs. The magical 'Feel The Rain', the catchy 'Soulbound' and the strong title track 'End of Time' are the best tunes on the album.

I will keep listening to this disc after posting my review because it grows with each spin and I hope that I will hear more from these guys in a near future again. My thumps are up anyway!
Fans of Queensryche, Kamelot and Avantasia will find DC interesting!

Line up: Christian Gräter - vocals, Markus Christian - guitar, backing vocals, Steffen Singler - bass, Christian Frank on the drums.

01. Feel The Rain
Revolution In My Mind
The Broken Hourglass
Dreams Died On The Road
Another Day
End Of Time
Burning Paradise
Dark Poem
Walking On Thin Ice
The Way Back Home
Label: Independent
Distribution: www.destinationscalling.com
Artwork rating: 87/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 23 August, 2012
Website: www.destinationscalling.com