BEORN – Time to Dare
Sound Age Productions
The release of a debut album is something that every band dreams to achieve. It is an album of long effort which lets us witness the talent of the band, its influences and inspiration. BEORN from Russia were formed in 2008 and after the release of a single in 2012, on October 30th 2015 they have finally released their debut album entitled “Time to Dare”. This is the album I am about to present to you in the next few lines…
THE COVER: The painting on the album’s cover is something that would fit as a cover in any fantasy novel. I can’t explain why but it brought to my mind Jules Verne’s novel under the title “Robur the Conqueror”. It is probably cause of these flying ships that rise from the storming sea and fly straight to the sky. All in all it is a beautiful cover which lets your mind wonder.
MUSICAL STYLE: If the extensive use of keyboards makes you symphonic power metal, then I will agree with you. For me this description might give you a hint for the sound of BEORN, but it is definitely restrictive. Actually BEORN is a power metal band with strong heavy metal elements where keyboards also play a strong part. The interesting thing though with this band is that it mixes the origins of the power metal sound with the modern tendencies of this genre. I think this is what makes them sound as a classic power metal band and yet they have a contemporary and fresh sound. Also the keyboards move from epic symphonic themes to some more dancing like without though changing the essence of the band’s sound. I can’t say that BEORN reminded me of something in specific, but I can definitely compare them with such bands like HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, ORDEN OGAN (yes they too do have some folk metal elements) and DRAGONFORCE.
CONCLUSION: So all these as you can see will guarantee you an album full of variety and fresh and good ideas. They might not bring something groundbreaking to the sound, but they are definitely good at what they do and give to it their own personal touch. I think the fans of modern euro power metal will appreciate these guys who in their debut album prove themselves more than capable. Check them out…
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis