Genre: Epic Fantasy Metal
Label: Napalm Records
Finnish fantasy metal pioneers Battlelore return once again to spread their death-infused fantasy metal that seems at times to be based in the gothic metal arena that Napalm Records is famous for.
The album itself is huge in scope, the sound filled to the brim and sometimes overflowing with keyboards and flute with a driving, heavy guitar leading the way.
Kaisa’s vocals are gorgeous and strong, much stronger than many other female vocalists in the genre, even when she’s singing in a softer voice. Tomi’s, however, are just pure strong. His death metal voice is demanding of attention, and he seriously could be in a death metal band by himself if he chose, and I’m sure he’d be really successful.
I think fans of Dimmu Borgir’s majestic offerings would probably like this, same for fans of Eluveitie, Elis, and Draconian.
7 out of 10.
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