Friday, February 16, 2018

Novareign "Legends"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Power Metal
LabelM-Theory Audio
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 16, 2018
1. Call On The Storm (6:58)
2. Mace Of A Fist (10:10)
3. Beyond The Cold (5:58)
4. Heavy Heart (5:09)
5. Skyline (8:56)
6. To Wander The Stars (2:24)
7. The Builder (5:22)
8. Black As The Dead Of Night (8:44)
9. Legends (9:25)

Total Time 63:06

David Marquez- Vocals
Danny Nobel- Guitars
Balmore Lemus- Guitars
Moises Galvez - Bass
Paul Contreras - Drums

Novareign firstly cross out DragonForce‘s most distinct drawback: Legends is not centered around fretfest solos. Don’t worry, posers: your guitar porn is still there, and in copious amounts. But for as thrilling as Balmore Lemus (ex-Exmortus) and Danny Nobel’s crazy technicality can be, the strength of the band lies with its compositions. In true power metal fashion, the Californians pile as many riffs into each song as they can, letting their creations regularly spill out toward the ten-minute mark. While you’ll still find moments like the open to “Beyond the Cold,” where the band emulates DragonForce with absolutely no shame, those moments are fewer than you might expect. Their compositions colorfully splash a Dream Theater progressiveness into their long-form digressions. This encourages the verse section of tracks like “Mace of a Fist” to do just as much as its choruses and solos.
Read the full review at angrymetalguy.com



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