Power of Metal.dk Review

Tales of the Old
The Passageway from Hell to Earth
Style: Dark Symphonic Metal
Release date: 2012
Playing time: 12:05

It doesn't happen often that a band leaves me behind with a big hunger for more. Only 3 tracks is not enough for me. This Greek band founded by keyboard player Mike Tzanakis has my vote. Their music is a mix of Therion, Rhapsody, Nightwish with a kind of 70's sounding keyboard vibe and a twist of their own. Besides rather high pitched vocals you can also hear dramatic opera sounding female vocals and choir singing. They form a nice contrast.

This is a sort of soundtrack music with mighty classical orchestral parts and this all packed in very interesting songs. In the first track there is a kind of child choir which adds a perfect atmosphere. Another band you can add to their influences is Haggard and even Cradle of Filth kind of whispering vocals pass by in the third track. Together with the help of Bob Katsionis (Firewind), Mike took care of the production. An EP that asks for more.

01. Dark Witch
02. Vlad's Return
03. Call of Eternity


Label: Independent
Distribution: Independent
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 9 March, 2013
Website: www.talesoftheold.bandcamp.com