of Dave Harrison
of Black Steel...
LOST HORIZON - 'Awakening The
Label: Music For Nations
This is the debut
release from Swedish 'True Metal' protagonists LOST
The original incarnation 'Highlander'
featured members of HAMMERFALL although their sound is kinda
different & rather impressive.Vocalist Daniel Heiman has one
mighty set of lungs - this guy can wail like a banshee &
harmonize his own voice in registers that only dogs can hear!!
This is harmonious, melodic, passionate & powerful true metal
that can certainly compete with the best out there. With the
individual band members embracing leather, clasping chains &
taking on psydonyms like Cosmic Antagonist, Transcendental
Protagonist, Preternatural Transmogrifier, Etherial Mangnanimus you
know these guys embrace the true metal faith & are certainly not
to be messed with!! Hell I cannot argue with tracks like
Denial Of Fate, World
Through My Fateless Eyes & Perfect
Warrior they are killers.
The track Sworn In The Metal Wind
contains some of the most powerful screams I have ever heard -
extracting as much passion & emotion that demonstates what the
human vocal chords are truly capable of... feeling, expression &
emotion that you must dig really deep for.. Just check out those
neck snapping galloping riffs whew..
In a market that can
often be flooded with a lot of average power/true metal this stands
above as real quality.Great songs, musicianship & production -
this kicks ass.
The best power metal can uplift & make you
feel strong enough to take on the entire world & this delivers
I'm gonna use it to pump up for my next
workout! I cannot recomend it more highly than
Awaken the World Indeed..
Review by Dave Harrison.