Released: 2013, NoiseArt Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
This 5 piece pagan metal band formed in 2000 in Budapest, Hungary. This is their 3rd full length album, with their debut “On The Way Of The Hunting Moon” and “March For Glory And Revenge” released in 2003 and 2009.
I previously owned “March For Glory And Revenge” so I was definitely looking forward to this album. “Flaming Pride…” is full of amazing guitar work but the song itself is too short!! I love the Viking sound they have going on, especially in “Swordbearer”. One of the strangest, yet best songs, is “Towards..”, it sounds a lot like early London After Midnight. It shouldn’t fit in the album but it does.
There are quite a few musical directions on this album. “Throne Of Crows” has a heavy rock sound to it and “The Spiral Path” has an extremely thrash metal sound. Not a bad thing to have different sounds bit I would have liked to have the album flow a bit more.
The production sound is a little bit grainy, but to be honest, that only adds to their sound. The album is a good comeback; I only hope that there next album is a lot stronger as they certainly have the potential to be a lot bigger than where they are now.
Review by Lianne Alice