Things were pretty slow this week in the world of power(ish) metal. Although, they’ve been crazy for me, so luckily I didn’t fall behind much. There’re only two albums that are worth checking out, unless you want to give the new Lightfold or Atorc a chance, so this will be a short update.
A bit of news first, Elvenking have announced that the mixing to their new album is complete, so we can likely expect a date to be confirmed very soon.
Additionally, Sabaton have confirmed the name and date for their upcoming album. Entitled The Great War, it’s set for release on 19 July. You can see Sabaton’s Par Sundstrom and historian Indy Neidell talk more about it below!
Diviner – Heaven Falls
In anticipation for their new record, Realms of Time, Greek heavy metallers Diviner have unveiled their first single. Hard and heavy, it’s headbanging metal to the core and, hopefully, it’s a good indicator for how great the album will be when it drops on 7 June.
Myrath – Born to Survive
Tunisian desert metal masters Myrath have released a new music video for their song ‘Born To Survive’ from their upcoming album, Shehili, set to be released on 3 May under earMUSIC. The video was taken in the Carthage amphitheater in their home country, with 7000 screaming fans as backup.
Shehili marks Myrath’s fifth full-length record. With none of their releases being less than excellent, it’s safe to assume that their new one will feature all of the exciting, catchy, Middle Eastern energy that we’ve come to know thanks to Myrath.
Eluveitie – Ategnatos
Eluveitie have been making fantastic folk metal since their debut in 2006. Their eighth album, Ategnatos, is the perfect mix between folk and melodeath elements, and is easily one of the band’s best records to date.
Check out my full review here!
Age of Artemis – Monomyth
Monomyth is a colossal dose of expertly crafted power prog. There’s a steady upbeat feel throughout the album, despite its many ups and downs. Their third album so far, it’s easily the high point of Age of Artemis’ career thus far, which is a clear sign that they have grown as musicians and as a band. The melodies are strong, the drumming is crazy, and the time changes aren’t forced.
You can read my review here!
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