At Vance - Dragonchaser
Dragonchaser is the third album from the Germany- based
power metal band At Vance and fans won't be disappointed with this one
But then we have sadly come to a part of the album that makes me a little disappointed. Though Olaf once again proves his mastering of his instrument when the band makes Beethoven's 5th symphony go metal the following three songs make the album lose its original high tempo and feeling.
One of these three is an ABBA- cover (The Winner Takes
it All) and as a Swedish guy I perhaps should be happy to this tribute.
But as I just mentioned, the power metal feeling disappears as there's
a ballad, (My Bleeding Heart), among these three too. The track Heaven
can Wait has a very solemn touch to it but it's still a bit slow for
my rapid metal craving taste.
The production however gets the highest mark possible
from me when it comes to the sound. That's really great and the album
is very well produced, mixed and mastered which only is to be expected
when it comes to German power metal.
So then it has come to the final judgement for Dragonchaser.
I really like this album despite my earlier remarks and that is of course
due to Olaf Lenks outstanding guitar bending and Oliver Hartmanns vocals.
I know I will be one of many fans queuing to get my hands on that one because a true metal collection wouldn't be as true without the guys in At Vance!