Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt on Last.fm
Review: Pyramaze - Melancholy Beast
Pyramaze
www.pyramaze.com
Melancholy Beast Affiliates

Label: NTS
Year released: 2004
Duration: 50:50
Tracks: 9
Genre: Progressive Power Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: January 27, 2011
Reviewed by: Joseph Allen
Readers Rating
for:
Melancholy Beast

Rated 4/5 (80%) (11 Votes)


Review

Ah, here we go, some time with the now much-lauded Pyramazeís debut. What do I expect just looking at the (incredibly cool) cover art? How about exactly what I got, in the form of power metal with a slight progressive tint, twisting loopy guitar work over subdued key work (disregarding solos), and surprisingly mournful vocal melodies, all wrapped up in a streamlined sheen of Jacob Hansenís genius production values? Yeah, even though these guys donít play exactly by the rules of power metal, you do kind of expect what youíre getting going into this. Thatís not really a bad thing when you have a formula that dependable as the groundwork for stellar songs like Sleepy Hollow, The Journey, and the appropriately melancholic title track. Special mention goes out to Legend (based on the movie of the same name), which stands out as my favorite song on here. Itís like the band decided to take everything that makes this album good and turn the quality on everything off the charts. An interesting debut from a band just now coming into the spotlight.



Track Listing:
  1. Sleepy Hollow
  2. Forsaken Kingdom
  3. Melancholy Beast
  4. The Journey
  5. Until We Fade Away
  6. Legend
  7. Mighty Abyss
  8. The Nature of Triumph
  9. Power of Imagination
Other related information on the site
Review: Immortal (reviewed by Larry Griffin)
Review: Immortal (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Legend of the Bone Carver (reviewed by Christopher Foley)
Review: Legend of the Bone Carver (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines ALL REVIEWS 

HOME
























Copyright  © 1999-2014, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.