STORMWITCH – Bound to the Witch
HAMMERFALL are a great band not only because they managed through the years to offer us some good metal tunes, but also because they were the reason we were introduced to some great bands of the 80’s that deserved more recognition than they really got. One of these bands, which according to me deserved to be next to names like RUNNING WILD, RAGE and HELLOWEEN, are STORMWITCH. I think that the attention that drew cause of HAMMERFALL made them decide to continue and because of that I am here to present to you their 11th studio album which will be released in June this year.
The first thing that we all want to know is how the band sounds in our days and if they have managed to sustain the essence of their sound or if they are playing something completely different. Well, on that aspect STORMWITCH will not disappoint you because they still sound like in their late 80’s releases. Of course they have the production of the contemporary heavy/power metal sound that gives to their music more detail.
The songs of the album as I mentioned above move between the traditional heavy metal and melodic power metal sound. The compositions that are included here offer a variety of emotions that move from traditional metal compositions to epic ones. In general this is an album that has good compositions without though any one standing out or making you compare it with the past glory of the band. On the other hand I think that the fans of STORMWITCH won’t be disappointed at all from their new release.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis