Saturday, June 1, 2013

Omega Reign - Arise

Omega Reign - Arise (2012) Itchy Metal Entertainment
Produced by Omega Reign
Tracks : 1.Will the light come 2.Bitter 3.Doomsday 4.Prison in your eyes 5.Nocturnal 6.The way you lived 7.This poem is goodbye 8.Invisible world, the Eidolon 9.Killer
2,5 out of 5

If you´re a fan of 80´s metal with high pitch vocals, then American metallers Omega Reign´s latest album "Arise" could be something of a treat for you. The album is a bit uneven but there are some really great metal songs such as "Will the light come" and "Prison in your eyes", definitely for fans of Crimson Glory, Q5 and Savatage. "Doomsday" and "Nocturnal" are quite average and forces my finger to push the button to skip for the next track, however I do enjoy the axework from Gene Felix and David Bowman. They are also the team behind the songwriting and really shine in the powerful "Invisible world, the Eidolon". Singer Hank Perry stand in a fine line between being great and sounding strained, but mostly he´s putting on a great vocal performance except for "This poem is goodbye" which don´t suit his voice at all. It would be awesome to hear them doing a Savatage cover, perhaps for the next record then.

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