PANDAEMONIUM - THE LAST PRAYER
ICE WARRIOR RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
you think European oriented Power Metal is totally vanished you’re wrong. I
admit it was a long time ago this kind of Metal was heading my way but I knew
from the first moment I saw the front cover of this Pandaemonium what this all
was about. Indeed it reminds me of Rhapsody (Of Fire), Luca Turilli…
And yes, Pandaemonium is also an Italian band so further discussions
about the sources of inspiration are anyway needless.
I repeat it again, thousands of other bands have cloned each other before so why
should we blame Pandaemonium. I can only hope they will weave own ideas into
their music… Are they able doing it? Well, not exactly and so I hear, after
multiple listens, another typical Italian Power Metal band. The structures of
the songs have been written many times before and the band really misses an own
touch. Did Pandaemonium deliver a bad album? Not at all and to be honest it is
rather difficult to find disappointing Italian Power Metal bands.
reasons are obvious; you need to be talented and even schooled to play this kind
of Metal. These aren’t the easiest songs to write and perform and the intake
of classical music supports my statement. So yes, Pandaemonium sounds for a part
neo-classical but above as a typical Power Metal band. Choirs, female voices,
classic instruments… are all foreseen and Pandamonium mixed them on a good way
on their Powerful kind of Metal. Fast lightning guitar solos, double bass drums
and soaring vocals are your share if you purchase this CD.
Reda is the front man of the band and his timbre fits the band perfectly. This
is how a singer of this kind of Metal should sound. It’s a pity he can’t
hide he’s an Italian, some announces of words are really awful.
Power Metal is less hot as it was in the former decade. The genre has reached
its saturation point but real fans of the genre keep on playing the style. These
Italians must be fanatics of the first row and did the best they can to deliver
“The Last Prayer”. I’m quite sure they’re not exactly the last prayer
and others will keep on following this stream. Pandaemonium released a good
album in the genre but forgot to add their own ideas into it. I suppose my words
are enough to let you make the choice… Check http://pandaemonium.org.
My Points: 78 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)