Power of Metal.dk Review

Morning Dwell
Morning Dwell
Style: Power Metal
Release date: 2 April, 2014
Playing time: 50:40

Debut album from a young Swedish band that has it's strong roots in the city that has produced some of Germany's most important and influential power metal bands ever: Hamburg. Founded by a young man, who was born the same year, the album I feel got the whole German power metal wave rolling: "Walls of Jericho" by Helloween, was released.

And maybe it's no coincidence that their strongest influence is that exact band... One of the very first metal album founder and vocalist Petter Hjerpe heard was "Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 2", and Morning Dwell does not try to hide their influences at all, no they wear them on the outside with pride.

Morning Dwell has taken the best of the late 1980s German power metal sound and added influences from bands like Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Stratovarius and HammerFall to their Helloween influenced sound base. Original? Not a chance... But catchy and addictive just like those bands were in their hay-days? You bet!

They bring old guys like me on a trip down memory lane, and the album is simply a lot of fun to listen to. So if you are an old geezer, who still has a soft spot for classic power metal then do yourself a favor a give this band a listen... you won't regret it, I promise!

01. Introduction
02. Unlock All the Doors
03. Orange Moped
04. Strongest of Them All
05. Forever and Ever
06. Predator
07. Spread Your Wings
08. The Pirate Song
09. The Gatekeeper
10. World Inside
11. The Story Never Ends
Label: Doolittle Group
Distribution: GMR/Bertus
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 6 April, 2014
Website: www.morningdwell.com