Unleash the Archers – Abyss (2020) – Review

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Oops, it almost happened again. We just about overlooked Abyss, the latest album from Unleash the Archers. Already the pretty juicy Apex suffered some serious delay from the merciless hands of the RMR deck crew. Now this time we caught it, fortunately.

As you may know, we didn’t like it one iota once time stood still. Yet the aforementioned predecessor to this album gave us hope. The overblown theatrics and this multidimensional screaming ceased1), and in came some substance.

Of course, UtA is a Power Metal band and by this calling, they are prone to … [...] Click to raid more!

Unleash The Archers – Apex (2017) – Review

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Should I tell you a dirty, truly geeky secret? I kinda got a kick out of the Mad Max themed video Unleash The Archers released with their 2015 screamo Time Stands Still. Even if I just could not really get warm with this particular record in general. The yodeling and aimless speed crimes were just too bad.

This is the reason why their newest album Apex from 2017 kept on sitting neatly in the review queue. Now, as we just waded into disaster with another unrelated record, we thought to just go ahead and create some additional anxiety. [...] Click to raid more!

Dream Evil – The Book of Heavy Metal (2004) – Review

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Now I finally know where Ms. Slayes of Unleash The Archers got the famous metal scream from on Time Stands Still at the beginning of Test The Metal. Dream Evil invented it first.

On their 3rd full-length album The Book of Heavy Metal that escaped into nature back in 2004. And they had the crunch it takes to produce some crystal clear and steely metal back then that – in all its somewhat cheesy splendor – will still please the fan crowd of today. 

Given their somewhat Dio-esque soaring style, I always wondered if the band name had anything to do with it. And sure [...] Click to raid more!

Unleash The Archers – Time Stands Still (2015) – Review

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Talk about boundless energy. I am listening to the 2015 3rd studio album Time Stands Still of Unleash the Archers. And holy shit, these guys take off like a fucking rocket on steroids. Only this is one of those hate/love affairs all over again.

Something is rotten in this record that has received mostly positives to date. When frankly, it is not all infinitive bliss. Yeah, you heard that one right: It is technically flawless, but looking at it as the sum of all parts? Not so sure.

Unleash The Archers perform a brand of Power and Speed Metal that is for sure not [...] Click to raid more!