|Review: Lunar Shadow - Far from Light|
|Far from Light|
Label: Cruz Del Sur
Year released: 2017
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: April 9, 2017
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Far from Light
Rated 3.71/5 (74.29%) (7 Votes)
This is a pleasant surprise. Lunar Shadow are the kind of band who have such quality songwriting you expect them to have a pedigree of members from other bands, but no, they seem to be fresh newcomers, and their debut album Far from Light is a real treat for fans of Epic Metal. Very much a part of the True Metal movement that has lately spawned a host of bands like Visigoth, Eternal Champion, and Gatekeeper, Lunar Shadow make for a welcome addition.
Lunar Shadow combine a propulsive, classic metal riff style with a rather laid-back, epic style of songwriting that owes a good bit to 70s-styled bands like Pagan Altar or classic Manilla Road. The vocals of Alex Vornam are clear but not overproduced, adding another bit of a retro vibe with their clean melodies and haunting tone. The songs are all long and full of a lot of parts without sounding crowded or unfocused.
There's just so much to like here, and every song has catchy, crunchy riffs that pretty much encapsulate exactly what I want from this kind of music. The sound is a unified and addictive mix of epic, power, doom, and NWOBHM sounds to make for a really satisfying album. A very strong debut from a band with a huge amount of potential.
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