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The Curse of Medusa
June 2001
Released: 2001, Scarlet
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: El Cid

Just like before releasing Supreme art of War, Stormlord now release an EP effort to prepare the grounds before their new full blown CD. I chose the term EP instead of mini CD because this thing runs on for 36.45 minutes! Many full length CDs are shorter than that!

Here we have a black metal/epic band from Italy, if you want a comparison, I’m tempted to say Emperor meets Bal-Sagoth, but we all know comparisons get you nowhere. You’ll get tracks that are at times fast and furious and at times very melodic, you’ll get black metal screams at one point and Operatic vocals at another, we’re dealing with a band of contrast here.

Of course if somebody tells you black metal with keyboards and changing vocals you’ll think “awwwww crap… it’s cradle of filth all over again…” the difference being that Stormlord can play as well as anyone out there! Their guitar work is EXCELLENT and the only problem I see with this CD is production, but these guys will go big soon! In addition to the 5 Stormlord originals you’ll get 2 live performances of covers, Metallica’s Creeping Death (I hope they don’t get sued for this :( ) and Death’s Baphomet (done with operatic vox, NICE!!!!)

If you can get your hands on this one don’t hesitate, BUY IT! I doubt it’ll be very expensive and it’s certainly worth your money! Kudos to Francesco and the band!
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