Power of Metal.dk Review

The Awakening of the Beast
Style: Symphonic Prog Rock/Metal
Release date: 12 August, 2013
Playing time: 53:06

Mythery began with a vision to create "a distinctive, trademark sound that could be traced back to the roots of symphonic and melodic metal and, at the same time, push the boundaries of these genres". And I must say they have partly succeeded because this album is a bit lopsided; the more than 30 minutes epic title-track is one of the best long track I've had the pleasure to hear in a long time. This song captures the essence of progressive metal; from very emotional and mellow parts, thru big orchestral and symphonic parts, classical inspired parts, thru full-blown metal parts, yes we get it all. The rest of the songs do sadly not quite maintain the same high level.

The energy level just isn't the same and too me, it seems like they've invested too much in making one epic masterpiece, which in their defence they've absolutely done. While clearly over-shadowed by the mighty title-track the remaining four songs do have their moments and Mythery is a new and rising, young star on the Danish metal scene. If they are able to write a complete album at the same level as the title-track, then we are in for something special! For now we just have to "settle for" 30 minutes of brilliance, which is more than some bands manages in their entire career...!

01. Another Universe (5:34)
02. Epoch of Destruction (4:39)
03. The Crusade (5:21)
04. Godforsaken (4:42)
05. The Awakening of the Beast
  Pt. I: Overture (6:29)
  Pt. II: A Dark Epiphany (6:45)
  Pt. III: Awoken By The (7:42)
  Pt. IV: Through Shadows (5:19)
  Pt. V: The Words of Salvation (6:32)
Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 4 August, 2013
Website: Mythery @ Facebook