Δευτέρα, 25 Μαΐου 2015

VALOR - The Crown and the King 7” vinyl review



 VALOR - The Crown and the King 7” vinyl
Pitch Black Records
VALOR are the Greek epic power metallers who were formed back in 2002 and up to now have released one EP and 2 full length studio albums. This single is their new release and will be out on March 5th, during the Up the Hammers Festival warm-up show in Athens, Greece to coincide with the band’s appearance at this year’s festival.
THE COVER: It is impressive with dark and yet intense colors and of course underlines the epic character of the band. It shows a knight or an ancient warrior holding his sword.
MUSICAL STYLE: VALOR through the years have achieved to create a sound that characterizes them and it is recognizable. They, of course, have influences from bands like MANOWAR, VIRGIN STEELE and WARLORD, but they give their own interpretation to their influences.
COMPOSITIONS: The single includes 2 songs from which the “The Crown of Evermore” is an original composition and carries the epic character of their sound which owes a lot to the above mentioned bands. The other song is a cover to ACCEPT’s classic “The King”. This is an interesting cover since the band gave their own touch to this classic and somehow the way they covered it reminded me of good old EDGUY.
CONCLUSION: VALOR once again stay true to their sound and the new song that is included here will make their fans happy and can even bring some new too. The band through the years has evolved and still offers quality works in the epic power metal genre.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis