SCARLATYNA - TILL THE END
PURE UNDERGROUND RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
is an old school German Metal band, obscure and unknown to the majority of Metal
fans. These guys only released a demo in the early nineties but disbanded back
then. The search of Pure Steel Records for old and forgotten gems made them
discover Scarlatyna, made them release their old demos on an album called
“Till The End”.
really hope this band is active again and will bring more goods in the future.
The songs on this disc are really fantastic and although the production is dated
it’s obvious some great musicians are around here. This is really the kind of
Metal I adore. It’s some kind of technical Heavy/Power Metal with Thrash
influences and clear vocals. One after another great emotional played guitar
solo is heading my way and I am really into this kind of technical played Metal.
The vocals are very varied, from ‘just clear’ to some kind of special higher
voices, not like King Diamond but let me say it’s at least the right
direction. Constantly surprising arrangements are heading my way and so it’s
almost impossible to label the band. I hear US Power Metal like Iced Earth, A
Tortured Soul, Onward, Jacob’s Dream, Psycho Drama and European bands like
Eldritch (Italy) and Destiny (Sweden). I also hear technical played Thrashy
riffs and here and there even some doom in the style of Savior Machine!
songs aren’t always easy to adept but that’s no problem for me because I get
some kind of overwhelming Power over me while I listen to this one. And again, I
really hope his won’t be a ‘one day fly’, a band that takes a piece of the
old school revival cake. Fantastic release if you adore something special,
something Powerful, something that really kicks ass! Give it a perfect
production and a modern touch and this would have been a ‘candidate
My Points: 90 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)