LANFEAR - THIS HARMONIC CONSONANCE
PURE LEGEND RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
It took pretty some years to record and
finish this new album, but now they are back, and perhaps stronger than ever!
Lanfear is a band that will appeal to those that are into the power metal with
the addition of progressive influences. As they hail from Germany, Gundelsheim
Badden-Württemberg to be precise, they don’t have the typical German sound.
Credit to Nuno Miguel de Barros Fernandes who is the vocalist of the band since
2006. His voice was first heard on their previous album ‘X To The Power Of
Ten’, which was a really great release, but the die-hard Lanfear fans probably
missed the typical vocal chords of the original vocalist Tobias Althammer.
Anyway, the new vocalist is really talented, and perhaps you will know this man
from his previous bands Ivorie and Anguish. For this new album, I must agree
that the vocals are better as they fit perfectly into the structure of the
songs. Maybe, Nuno was more involved in the writing process which results in a
The new album is titled ‘This Harmonic
Consonance’ and fits from beginning to end to this new release. Lanfear is
emerging to the top of progressive power metal in Germany, and I’m sure that
this is their next step in their career! Opener “Giorno Del Giudizio” is a
short instrumental part that leads into the real first track “Colours Of
Chaos”. This one is really heavy and has a good speed as well! The vocals are
resembling to Brainstorm’s Andy B. Franck, and that’s a compliment! Some
tracks on this new album made me think of Nevermore’s Warrel Dane, so you have
an idea about the vocal range of Nuno. What I personally like the most is the
variety in the songs.
In the first song we hear a break with
emotional fragile vocals, followed by a blistering guitar solo that speed up the
whole track. Great, yammie yammie! The five members of Lanfear got signed to
Pure Legend Records and I hope that this label will be valid enough to promote
this band the best way possible! Lanfear is a pearl to needs to be discovered!
If you want your metal uptempo with interesting breaks, you should listen to
“Camera Silens”, but if you want an epic approach, I suggest “Ideopathic
Discreation” that takes about 8 minutes.
The whole album is packed with strong
material that gets better and better the more you will listen to it! Lanfear
took the time to create something beautiful, so now it’s time to bring the
songs to the masses! I hope that I will be able to see them live in Belgium, to
check if they can bring the new material live as good as on this album! This one
is shortly said: a must-have!
My rating: 89 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)