21.7.12

Winter's Verge - Beyond Vengeance 2012

Who think on the tropical island of Cyprus come in a power metal band as cool as Winter's Verge? Winter's Verge had entertain the island with power metal since 2004 and now Beyond Vengeance is their fourth studio album. As a quintet the power metal they sung are mostly traditional with balance between keyboard, guitar and chorus. They sound like Manowar but with enough guitar work to raise the level of heaviness and complexity.

We first presented Cunning Lullabies a hymn-like tempo power metal song, thick blanketed by organ sound and very low frequency guitar distortion. Paper is Blank is open with ala Stratovarious minor melody, again with distinguished distortion tune. A female voice variation in Bleeding Heart is very good accent in the middle of the sound. In the middle part, Dying is perhaps most intrigue song with enough twist in the intro, song and chorus. One Last Night is epic ballad even close to Manowar chorus like, repeated again in Semeni. And the album close with orchestral A Dream for A Dream.

There is a balance material of power metal feel in Beyond Vengeance. From riff driven song to orchestra hymn like. Nothing really distract the album and it is focus in their sounds. The positive key point is strong song writing support by talented musicians. The guitar choice of distortion is also distinguished their overall sound. Singer is integrated to the song and able to emotionally performed the song well. Full enjoyment album on power metal. The album produced by R.D. Liapakis of Mystic Prophecy.

Metalharem class: ******* seven stars out of ten

Winter's Verge - Beyond Vengeance 2012
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01. Cunning Lullabies
02. Paper Is Blank
03. Unto The Darkness
04. Not Without A Fight
05. Bleeding Heart
06. Dying
07. One Last Night
08. Threads Of My Life
09. Angels Of Babylon
10. Semeni
11. A Dream For A Dream

Line-up
 George Charalambous - Vocals
Stefanos Psillides - Keyboards
Harry Pari - Guitars
Miguel Trapezaris - Bass
Chris Ioannides - Drums

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