Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Sorcerer - The Crowning of the Fire King - Album CoverI am transfixed by sounds pouring out of my earphones. Staunch, epic metal sounds. The culprit is the Swedish band Sorcerer and their newest album The Crowning of the Fire King. Their second full length studio album. 

You will surely remember their 2015 come-back epic In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross. This one got some serious acclaim for a band that over long stretches of their (almost non-existent) career produced nothing more than a few demos and compilations. But then – bang – came this first full-length record. A totally unexpected artillery volley out of the left field some two years ago. 

The rub with a first smashing success is always the question as to how the band will top it later. Will Sorcerer show the navigation chops to circumvent the terrible sophomore album reef of doom? And I am glad to announce that they did. The Crowning of the Fire King is – if anything – a step up from their 2015 concoction. They very wisely chose not to change direction. But instead built on what they know best. The record sports a savvy mix of Heavy, Power and some Doom Metal served up by stellar vocals and sometimes otherworldly guitar work. Nothing new in terms of general style, but a delivery way crisper and of much higher quality than what we heard before.   [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Sorcerer – In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross (2015) – Review

Yo, Baby, where u been all my life? A crystal clear mix of Heavy and Doom Metal coming out of my earphones just startled me awake. Oscillating between these two styles, but leaning more towards the doomish mix of nuts served with this Metal Long Island Ice Tea. 

A long time in the making, the new album 'In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross' of the Swedish Metal Band 'Sorcerer' is like a bunch of vitamins to a somewhat neglected field of this #Metal universe. Dark, magical, stepping right out of the mists of the treacherous moor onto the stage.