SAVAGE CROW - WAY OF THE CROSS
Metal To Infinity
Crow is a German Heavy Metal band. We are spoiled if we mention German bands,
mostly they offer a certificate of quality. Be honest, it's
rare that German bands are delivering bad albums. Does that mean they have the
best Metal scene
on this globe? Not in my opinion but I'm
sure those who read my reviews will easily know what my favorite Metal country
Crow stands for decent Melodic Heavy Metal, mainly influenced by the eighties
Metal movement. Especially the guitars are holding my attention. Not only the
riffs are melodic and very good played, especially the guitar solos are
astonishing. Not that they are spectacular because of the speed but these solo
sessions are played with plenty of emotional touches. To be honest also the
riffs are touchy and I just adore it when Metal bands knows how to pull the
strings on a way that I'm stroked by them.
songs contain arrangements we've
heard many times before, reminding to example Hammerfall. Not that I'm such a
big fan of this band but I do respect them. Savage Crow uses two singers, a male
and female one. Both are using clean voices and that fits perfectly with the
band, giving it a pretty original sound. The male vocals often remind me to
Sonata Arctica, especially in the lower parts.
hear me say Savage Crow is a new 'worldwide
but it is a kind of band most Metal fans will ask more information about. Not a
surprise that these guys also wrote a ballad called 'Without
which makes them predictable for a part. A duet is always great to hear but I
suppose it is too hard to equal 'Let
from Wycked Synn, 'Phantom
Of The Opera'
(the cover) from Nightwish or Queensryche's
Nevertheless it is a good song that even has a special version on this CD. Once
again the guitars
(by Ivica Vidovoc) are taking the listener by its throat.
Savage Crow is a welcome newcomer in the Metal culture. No, no new boundaries are found by these Germans but to me it is not at all necessary as long as bunch of good Metal songs are represented. On that particular point Savage Crow deserves a good ranking.
My Points: 83 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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