Power of Metal.dk Review

Tales from the Kingdom of Fife
Style: Heroic Fantasy Power Metal
Release date: 29 March, 2013
Playing time: 49:40

From the first tunes to the last note I still can't decide whether to take this band serious or not. A Scottish band with Alestorm captain Christopher Bowes behind the stearing wheel and with songs packed so full of clichés that Manowar and Hammerfall almost sound original!

Of course there is a kind of concept story, with a hero called Angus McFife fighting an epic war against the evil wizard Zargothrax, to free the people of Dundee. The music is over the top heroic power metal that sounds like a combination of the bands like Rhapsody, Sabaton, DragonForce and Manowar. I have to admit that it all sounds very mature and not bad at all. It's catchy and easily to sing a long to and the last track "The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder" could have been co-written by Luca Turilli and Joey Demaio.

Like I already said, it is so over the top and unoriginal that it isn't easy to take this serious, but one thing is for sure, it all sounds very good. Rhapsody fans will like this for certain!

01. Ansthruter's Dark Prophecy
02. The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
03. Angus Mc Fife
04. Quest For the Hammer of Glory
05. Magic Dragon
06. Silent Tears of Frozen Princess
07. Amulet of Justice
08. Hail to Crail
09. Beneath Cowdenbeath
10. The Epic Rage of Furious Thunder
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 29 March, 2013
Website: www.gloryhammer.com