Dragonhammer - The Blood Of The Dragon
I don´t know - these guys sure mean well, have a
passion for melodic and a bit epic metal....but this is the type of
music that has helped dragging the name of Power Metal in the dirt in
in the metalscene the past years.
And it doesn´t get much better than the opener. The vocals contributes quite a bit to make this sound a bit worse than it actually should, cause singer Aguzzi has troubles keeping a clean note more than on one occasion. Ordinary highpitched, and a bit pretentious vocals.
Musically Dragonhammer tries to play symphonic metal with a lot of keyboardscales and bombastic choirs, and I have to admit that they manage to serve quite a few nice refrains and harmonies here, like in Legend and You Kill (Fortuna In Battaglia), where they show that the potential are there to compose moodful songs that also have good riffs and good groove.
But overall this fall pretty flat to the ground, mainly
because of the fact that this simply doesn´t speak much to me.
It is all too uninteresting - surely there are good melodies, riffs
and some really god refrains here and there, but it goes in to one ear
and immediatly out of the other.
I find it hard to really compare this to any existing
band in the same genre, because that might mislead to think that this
is just as good, which it is definitely not.
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