Power of Metal.dk Review

Martin Rubashov
The Watcher of the Skies
Style: Rock
Release date: 27 May, 2013
Playing time: 39:22

This isn't an album that should fit on our metal site, but the Swedish singer/songwriter Martin Rubashov's debut album "The Watcher of the Skies" is a pop-rock acoustic product that is very personal and naked. It's like a healing balm to your thorn metal ears. Martin has a history in the Swedish metal band 'Mustasch' and this is so far from that sound as it can be.

Martin is also known in Sweden as "Bollnäs-Martin" on the radio channel Bandit Rock. I have this album in my car and I find it quite enjoyable to have Martins calm voice in my speakers when I drive and my blood pressure stays in a low level despite the high tempo in the traffic outside.

I don't think our black metal or thrash metal fans will find this disc worth any attention.

If you want something soft and melodic with sensitive guitars and high quality vocals, I can recommend this disc. Pastoral careful music or liniment for the lost souls of metal. It's nice - in proper doses, but in the long run do I prefer the electric hard rock with screaming guitars...

01. We Are Ok
Let Them Go Ahead
When We Speak
The Watcher Of The Skies
Nearly Lost You
The Rose On His Shoulder
A Simple Choice
The House By The Lake
10. Revival
11. Meet Me There
Label: Despotz Records
Distribution: Playground Music (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 88/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 22 June, 2013
Website: www.martinrubashov.com Info - W E T - Rise Up