Scarlet Records (2012)
Here we have a power metal band where the songs are not actually each other's twins separated by number. The cover is great and musicianship outstanding. Although the guitars sound like Trivium, it's probably Trivium influenced by power metal not vice versa so the same goes for songs until the title track.
The title track is exactly what I usually don't like about power metal: unhooky chorus, mediocre riffs, assinine lyrics. While this is easily the worst track on the album, it marks perfectly the point where the record goes stale and boring. The remaining songs actually put me literally to sleep.
These guys have been around for a while and this is their fifth album so there's no excuse for mediocre songwriting, even if production and musicianship are great. Power metal, or really, just heavy metal (I can't tell a difference between one genre or the other) may be about the last two but the first one is the most important. So, 5 for musicianship, 5 for production, 2 for songwriting. Do the math and compare with the score below.
Rating: 4 / 6
Composed by Dethster4life