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Review: Breitenhold - The Inn Of Sorrowing Souls
The Inn Of Sorrowing Souls

Label: Stormspell Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 46:11
Tracks: 9
Genre: Speed Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: January 31, 2016
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
The Inn Of Sorrowing Souls

Rated 3.71/5 (74.29%) (7 Votes)

Sweden's Breitenhold, yet another band helmed by the increasingly omnipresent Cederick Forsberg who handles all the instruments and vocals, plays pure Speed Metal of the melodic style pioneered by Helloween and fine-tuned more recently by the likes of Dragonforce. Forsberg has a high-pitched voice not unlike Kai Hansen circa Walls of Jericho, tears up the fret-board like Sam Totman and Herman Li and writes intricate yet accessible riffs that he plays at a million miles an hour. I don't hear much in the way of keyboards just a couple of guitar tracks (one playing the methodical major chord changes, the other the lightning-fast harmony lines) carrying the songs to their crescendos. There isn't a bad track on the band's second album The Inn of Sorrowing Souls but I can't honestly say any jumped out as being truly killer. Still, I'm not shutting it off any time soon and if a mash-up of Walls of Jericho and Sonic Firestorm sounds like a good thing, you won't either.

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