Lost Horizon-Awakening the world
2001 Music for nations

A few notes
Lost Horizon is a band that plays their metal with the same passion as bands like Manowar or Iron Maiden. This band is about as pure as it gets for metal music. The music just sounds very solid and powerful. Formerly known as Highlander and featuring members who later moved on to form Hammerfall. The members of Lost Horizon became very focused and were ready to build a masterpiece that became 'Awakening the world'. The band has some interesting elements weaved together to give us an overall feel of their intent. To remain true to what makes metal what it is.

Standout Tracks
Sworn in the metal wind-Very aggressive track that is reminscent of what Manowar does. Some of the bass lines would make Steve Harris proud!
World though my fateless eyes-Same quick tempo with some great guitar work. Very good vocals.
Perfect Warrior-Very good track that combines melody and heaviness. Reminds me a bit of the melodic power metal that is commanding the European scene at the moment.
Denial of Fate-More melodic stuff with aggressive beats. Cool choruses. Good vocal range on this one.
Welcome back-This tune builds into a good crunchy vibe. Hear a lot of Steve Harris influence here. Solid.
The kingdom of my will-Very long track checking in at just over 9 minutes. Iron Maiden influenced in my opinion. Great track!

Overall
Lost Horizon is really a band with a bright future. They seem to draw from Iron Maiden and Manowar type influences. Hey, if your gonna draw from influences, these 2 bands are as solid as they come. Add these guys to that same heirarchy. This album is solid from start to finish and definitely gives the band something to shout about. The album has been called one of the best debut albums ever and for very good reason. If you like your metal with sensibility and amazing musicianship, don't miss this one. Should be in the running for album of the year honors!