|Review: Blazon Stone - No Sign of Glory|
|No Sign of Glory|
Label: Stormspell Records
Year released: 2015
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: January 22, 2016
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:No Sign of Glory
Rated 4.1/5 (82%) (10 Votes)
I had never heard of Sweden's Blazon Stone before getting No Sign of Glory from Stormspell. All I could think of when listening to this album was how much they sound like old Running Wild, from the double-kick drums to the gritty vocals to the catchy choruses. Then I looked on Metal-Archives and saw that their debut album is called Return to Port Royal. Nice to know my ears are still in tune and my memory has not faded as much as I feared. Anyway, Running Wild-worship is what Blazon Stone is all about apart from the pirate thing as No Sign of Glory seems focused more on conflict in general (leaning toward Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, going by the album cover). Singer Georgi Peychev has a great voice for this type of anthemic Power Metal while Cederick Forsberg, who is in a number of other bands on Stormspell's roster, handles all the instruments well. The guitars are the main focus and though keyboards are used to round out the sound, they are in a supporting role. There isn't one particular track that stuck out to my ears but there are absolutely no duds, making No Sign of Glory a very good, if not great, album.
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