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Review: Ambermoon - Facing the Storm
Facing the Storm

Label: Underground Symphony
Year released: 2000
Duration: 21:41
Tracks: 5
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: September 21, 2015
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
Readers Rating
Facing the Storm

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)

A bit of an oddity here from a long gone Italian band named Ambermoon, who you'd expect to play fruity Power Metal in the Kaledon vein, but they actually take their cues from 80s U.S. Power Metal acts, at least in the riff department. There are a lot of thrashy riffs and quite a lot of true metal ownage throughout these five tracks, which is surprising considering the time this came out. It's almost as if Steel Prophet decided to hire the singer from Secret Sphere and see what would happen, the result being songs like the careening "Turbins of The Sea", which is a nice slice of 80s Progressive Metal in the style of early Queensryche.

Production values are a little on the thin side, and their vocalist does have an accent, proving that they are indeed from Italy, but that shouldn't put too many of you off. Facing The Storm has been out of print for a while, but you can still pick it up from Underground Symphony if you fancy a short, snappy EP of steel-edged Power Metal. They got a chick to sing for them after this, but this remains their only release. Snap it up if you can.

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