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Highlord: Death of the Artists
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Highlord: Death of the Artists

Melodic Heavy/Power Metal
Rating: 3.5/5.0

As far as power metal goes, Italy should be synonymous with the genre, and native Highlord is one of its best representative. Death of the Artists showcases their singular talent for crafting brisk numbers in a bombastic arrangement, another characteristic of Italian power metal. This is most apparent in a song like Canticle of the Flesh. Still, Highlord knows how to take the power and extravagance of power metal and give it a catchy melodic turn as on Simple Man or It Takes Some Passion. Such naunces can be overly academic considerations as, essentially, Death of the Artists is genuine power metal, no more and no less. What makes Highlord so timeless and a guilty indulgence is that they simply do it quite well, even if you're heard it all before. Songs like Dance in a Flame and The Scream are typical to the style, yet Highlord offers enough creativity and enthusiasm to keep you entertained (even if you may be embarrassed around your friends to admit that you listen to the genre). Collectively, the songs on Highlord's Death of the Artists are solid, straight-up, and crushing power metal from one of Italy's best proponents.

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Collectively, the songs on Highlord's Death of the Artists are solid, straight-up, and crushing power metal from one of Italy's best proponents.

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