|Review: Persuader - Necromancy|
Label: Frontiers Records
Year released: 2020
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: January 4, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4.22/5 (84.44%) (9 Votes)
I largely lost track of Persuader after their second album, so I was surprised when this new album landed on my lap (these days, that means my email inbox). Their debut, 2000's The Hunter, was so catchy that 20 years later a lot of its melodies still pop up in my head from time to time.
I can't say the same will be true of Necromancy, but it's unmistakably Persuader and not just because of Jens Carlsson's distinctive vocals, but the music itself is very reminiscent of what they were doing 20 years ago. Fast, positive-sounding, hyper-catchy power metal that just will just rock your socks off. The album is packed with more catchy melodies than you can shake a stick at and t's hard not to at least tap your foot when you're not downright headbanging while listening to this little gem. They haven't lost their knack for blazingly fast melodic songs interspersed with slower bits that make you stand and pay attention.
This stuff is so over the top that you can almost lose sight of the fact that there's quite a healthy dose of heaviness under the hood and there's even a bit of a dark vibe—sometimes more obvious—hidden in there as well. It's one of those albums that you can listen to just to rock the fuck out when you just feel like that, but will reward you will lots of things you hadn't noticed before when you listen more attentively.
The album was a bit of a grower for me, but it's getting better and more addictive with every listen. Glad to see these guys are still around.
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