Power of Metal.dk Review

Grand Magus
The Hunt
Style: Groovy Doom Metal
Release date: 25 May, 2012
Playing time: 44:38

The Hunt, Grand Magus's sixth album is simply a fresh encounter with the band. A very good balance of groovy, catchy riffs and sometimes sing-along melodies, on a doomish traditional heavy-metal plate: The Hunt has it all.

There's some lightness over the production between the very audible guitars, that lead the whole, vocals of a rare quality and mastery, sustained by some dry drums; the whole feels dissociated at once, but the elements mixed complement one another well and create compositions able to wake up each and every rock foot.

The tracks all follow the same recipe that is, they are recognizable to belong to the same album, which I find to show some consistency and identity. The epic "Son of the last Breath" will definitely turn to a classic. It could turn boring, but it did definitely not in this case.

If the motto's gonna be "Break cover, go in and win – the wolves are back!", well, run to the next festival where they're playing, the Metalfest of your choice for example.

01. Starlight Slaughter (4:20)
02. Sword of the Ocean (4:28)
03. Valhalla Rising (4:51)
04. Storm King (4:23)
05. Silver Moon (4:44)
06. The Hunt (5:24)
07. Son of the Last Breath (6:50)
08. Iron Hand (3:45)
09. Draksadd (5:52)
Label: Nuclear Blast
Distribution: Warner Music (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 24 May, 2012
Website: www.grandmagus.com