Actually, no. The album starts off with a nice battlelike theme. You get a sense you are being transported to another realm to fight a war against a million giant trolls: Then the first real song hits. That is when you are reminded that all you are listening to is a mediocre metal band playing generic riffs. Nothing on Echoes of a Lost Paradise stands out as great, much less anything better than what most other bands are doing. The musicians in Stormhammer are talented. The guitars sound great, the drummer keeps a good pace, the vocalist has a solid voice. The one thing this band lacks is originality.
Echoes of a Lost Paradise is a power metal album that provides default riffs, normal progression, and nothing worth going out on a limb to listen too. Fans of the power metal genre or Viking metal will have a fun time with this album, everyone else will have a coaster.
Captain's Approval Rating” 6.5/10
Jürgen Dachl Vocals
Bernd Intveen Lead Guitar
Manny Ewender Rhythm Guitar
Horst Tessmann Bass Guitar
Chris Widmann – Drums
Glory Halls of Valhalla
Echoes of a Lost Paradise
Into Darkest Void
Echoes of a Lost Paradise was released on June 12 via Massacre Records.
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