Fireworks

CD Reviews

Stormhammer - 'Welcome To The End' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/c4/66/f0/stormhammer-welcome-to-the-end-83-1517086024.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 27, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
1326   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Genre

Overall, for a Thrashy, Power Metal experience, Stormhammer deliver.

These German Metalheads maintain the same line-up as their last outing 'Echoes Of A Lost Paradise'. It has less of the Progressive edge of that one, yet this is as strong as any of their previous five records. This time they've gone for real Metal, heavy and made for those who would list their favourite thing as dressing up in chainmail and going into battle wielding a sword and lopping off heads. To their credit, across fourteen songs, the band do a good job in keeping it varied. The production keeps it raw and bleeding so it has an underground feel rather than an airbrushed Metal album.

There's Power Metal meets Thrash on 'Northman', then an Iron Maiden and Blind Guardian feel during tracks like 'The Law' and 'The Heritage', on which Natalie Pereira Dos Santos adds some vocal, but she's kept quite far back in the mix. The latter has some strong speedy soloing and you can imagine the Knights Of The Round Table singing along to this one after several flagons of ale. Some of it has a darker feel, such as the blisteringly heavy 'Secret' and 'The Road To Heaven'. 'Watchmen' has an interesting hook, cool aggressive drumming and a proper old-school head-banging finale.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Quite different is 'My Dark Side' in that it has a deeper Gothic feel in the manner of Sisters Of Mercy with more subtlety than you might anticipate from the other tracks, and 'Into The Night' keeps that Gothic approach going with one of the album's catchiest choruses, bolstered by more Thrashing guitar work.

J├╝rgen Dachl's vocals are hit and miss. He's got the gruff, muscular voice needed to carry the tunes and he does it well for the most part, but on occasion his approach can teeter into hammy, as on the stern-faced 'Black Dragon'. Overall, for a Thrashy, Power Metal experience, Stormhammer deliver.

Duncan Jamieson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  December 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 3 weeks, 1 day ago
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Support received your message, I already sent a reply.
  • Transmet1972 : Site wont allow me to send ticket to support.
  • Transmet1972 : I cant access the files for 2 downloadable mags i purchased. Site wint
  • Graham : Hi guys i wonder if anyone knows what happend to Greg Parker who formed the band Ozz that released 2 Lps in 1980,
  • Berny : HEAVEN'S TRAIL premiere their new lyric video on Rocktopia. Check out the news section ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Rocktopia Te : EXCLUSIVE Guild Of Ages music video premiere! Check out «link» ! Did you like the video? Please send us your comments!
  • Berny : Check out the new live reviews: http;//livereviews.rocktopia.co.uk
  • Berny : Download Fireworks #82 for FREE, incl. all 88 songs and the bonus magazine. Just go to "Free Downloads" in the TOP menu. : - >
  • Berny : Fireworks #83 is out NOW!
  • Rocktopia Te : Exclusive MOONSPELL UK video premiere on Rocktopia: Check out the latest news!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site