AFM Records Release: 21 January 2014
Hey metal heads DiStOrTeD here,
Back with you today with another album review from the band Silent Force with their fifth studio album Rising From The Ashes.
After nearly a seven year hiatus, the band founded and led by guitarist Alex Beyrodt.As many fans thought that the group had disbanded and
would be gone forever, has resurfaced better than before. After the departure of vocalist D.C Cooper, band has a new vocalist or should I say returning vocalist none other than Michael Bormann, who previously sang on the first and only album of Silent Forces predecessor The Sygnet in 1998. Along with newest recruits Mat Sinner on bass and Alessandro Del Vecchio on keyboard, joins mainstays Alex Beyrodt and drummer Andre Hilgers.
When asked why the hiatus was necessary Alex stated: " For me, Rising From Ashes is not just another new Silent Force record. The long break was necessary to rebuild the band and get rid of all false ascendancy. The new lineup speaks for itself, so does Rising from Ashes."
This album gives you a 44 minutes of pure melodic power metal with awesome guitar work, great amount of keyboard accents, and excellent lyrics that fans of previous albums would enjoy while birthing of new fans. The first track on the album"Caught in Their Wicked Game" starts off high energy that clearly demonstrates the skills of each and every member." There Ain't No Justice" grabs you and makes you listen in with its awesome some melodies and kick ass lyrics." " Circle of Trust" uptempo track that urge you to shout along. The next track " Before You Run" Begins with a Keyboard Interlude, but not before the rest of the band members show their metal roots. Alessandro's use of Hammond organs for "Turn Me Loose" would please all Deep Purple, Rainbow, and early Whitesnake
maniacs." Born To Be A Fighter" displays acts of rebellion with its awesome lyrics and
timely executed performances by rest of members. Closing out the album " Anytime
Anywhere" and" Kiss of Death" both tracks wildly infectious and stunningly leaving a
metal impression to come.
I'm giving " Rising From Ashes" 9/10
This Melodic Metal Album is set to release 1/21/14
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