PERTNESS - FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END
Metal To Infinity
to spread the word of Swiss Power Metal band Pertness – their second album is
just released through German label Karthago Records… entitled “From The
Beginning To The End” is an effort that’ll please the Euro Power Metal fans
previously released output “Seven Times Eternity” has been discussed by MTI
co-editor Officer Nice. He wrote down his thoughts on the album within the back
of his mind a lot of Heavy Metal knowledge he built up since the years we’re
proud on to call “the almighty 80s Metal scene”. A right and honest rating
he gave the album, we at MTI knew that one day the follow up to this debut album
would be appear. Eventually, we have been released of waiting – here’s the
second and brand new output entitled “From The Beginning To The End”.
released by Karthago Records which seems the right label to collaborate with a
band like Pertness. Once again, the entire packaging looks very well done… eye
catching fantasy cover artwork created by The Master Of Fantasy Art named Georg
Huber, the CD is available as collectors item with coloured tray, booklet
features nice images of the band members / lyrics… last but not least, the
production duties are in an optima condition – loud, wild and mainly real
to me the new Pertness brings on great Power Metal works played in a typical
Euro minded way. Loads of melodious parts will please your ears, also the guitar
riffage can be described as outstanding. I’ve mentioned it more than once
before that the nowadays Euro Power Metal scene can’t totally please me
anymore because of the fact there are so much elements that are coming back each
time listening to a new released album. Mostly and according to my opinion,
originality is far gone which is too bad actually. So, all bands that pop us
with a Euro Power Metal these days have to be very strong to fulfil all my needs.
As far a band like Pertness, in some ways they’re able to deserve my complete
attention throughout the entire effort because there are many good ideas to
enjoy while cruising the entire songlist of “From The Beginning To The End”.
is plenty of traditional power and loads of energy to detect, quite original and
strongful singer… I’d like to put Pertness somewhere in between a category
of Metal acts like Blind Guardian, Grave Digger and Wuthering Heights. Actually
three excellents who know all about awesome Power Metal! Pertness offers their
songs with lyrics about fantasy or religion played with both folk and somekind
of an epic touch… on my word, the final result is more than just alright!
Songs you really have to give a shot are: ‘Invisible Chains’, ‘My
Prophecy’, ‘Walk Alone’, Remember Their Faces’ and last one ‘The
End’. Along with these songs, be sure that True Power rules with an iron fist.
felt good to hear another Euro Power Metal album that pleases me like many
others did a long time ago. Good musicians delivering a nice set of melodic
Power Metal tracks, hope to hear more from Pertness in the future – a
formation definitely worth to check out. Feel free to order right HERE.
MY POINTS: 86 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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