Surprise reigned supreme at the RMR office suite when we discovered all those pretty sturdy bands that roam the limited reaches of the island of Cyprus. Lots of Power Metal, Thrash, and some genuine Punk Rock already crossed our hawse over the years. And that’s pretty wild. All that makes me wanna go visit there and mingle with the metal crowd a bit. But – alas – I can’t these days.
Many a metal wizard is already active in the Power Metal arena, with many more trying to get a foothold in a very crowded genre. And this breeds uniformity, which – by definition – shuns progression and evolution to anything new.
Methinks, that the ‘typical’ sound and style now ingrained themselves into the minds of fans and pros alike. So much so, that a certain expectancy arose with the fan community as to how Power Metal ought to sound.
Known values are good for the soul, are they not?
So, to avoid swimming up mainstream creek without a paddle, … [...] Click to raid more!
RockmusisRaider seems to be on the Power Metal train these days. It always amazes me that Cyprus seems to have this ability to churn out metal bands that keep on getting on my radar.
Arrayan Path is one of them and with their 2013 and 4th full-length record IV: Stigmata, they created another metal-laden delight that should for sure retain your attention.
I just did a review on Unleash The Archers, which pissed me off to no end. Reason being that these guys endlessly rehash the same already badly executed concept. Not realizing it does not work, like … [...] Click to raid more!
Arrayan Path have this uncanny knack to connect to you immediately and get you to continue listening to their tune. I am not exactly sure what causes this, but Chronicles of Light is certainly pretty powerful stuff, sprinkled with a lot of passion and authenticity.
It is this extra kick that gets the reviewers attention for a record, even if the pipeline is desperately overflowing. Now, they just did exactly that to me with their 5th and newest album Chronicles of Light.
And it is this strange potion of Southern Mediterranean island-flavored metal that did the trick. And … [...] Click to raid more!