Bloodbound - Stormborn (CD Review)

02.Satanic Panic
03.Iron Throne
04.Nightmares From The Grave
06.We Raise The Dead
07.Made Of Steel
08.Blood Of My Blood
09.When The Kingdom Will Fall
10.Seven Hells
11.When All Lights Fail

Patrik Johansson (vocals)
Tomas Olsson (Guitar)
Henrik Olsson (Guitar)
Anders Broman (Bass)
Fredrik Bergh (keyboards)
Pelle Akerlind (Drums)

Swedish power metal band formed in summer 2004 by Tomas Olsson and Fredrik Bergh. Quickly they recorded a demo and got a contract for Europe and Asia instantly. The debut “Nosferatu” was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. Consequently they played shows with bands like Sabaton, Arch Enemy, Pretty Maids and Evergrey. But 2006 was also characterized by line-up changes which didn’t pass unnoticed, particularly as singer Urban Breed left after the tour to focus on his solo project.
But soon Michael Bormann (ex-Jaded Heart) was found to fill the gap and so the second album “Book Of The Dead” was recorded and released in 2007. But shortly after the release, it became obvious - Michael´s other obligations did not leave him enough time for him To play the already booked shows they could convince Urban Breed to return to the band. And it became more than some gigs. Urban stayed for another tour supporting HammerFall and recorded the next album "Tabula Rasa“ with the band on which more modern and hard elements have been added to their sound. Numerous festival shows as well as another tour with HammerFall followed.
But in 2010 the band parted ways with Urban Breed again. On their search for a new vocalist the remaining members luckily found Patrik “Pata” Johansson (Dawn Of Silence).

Oh here we go again another pointless intro, so i'll skip that and move to a song, now i dont like power metal but this is pretty good, the song 'Satanic Panic' does a pretty solid Iron Maiden impression but then moves more into Accept terrotory with some vocals that Rob Halford would be proud of.
It has a huge chorus as well !

Now 'Iron Throne' has more than a touch of Therion about it mixed in with some pretty hyper speed metal drumming.
Same for the next track as well, but 'Stormborn' is a bit on the epic ballad side and not for me.

The rest of the album is more or less what i said for track one (proper).
So then a power metal album i like!!!

Rating 8/10
For Fans Of: Iron Maiden, Hammerfall, Judas Priest, Accept, UDO


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