Entering the huge sea, or fray as the case may be, of European power metal is Slovakia's Endless Main with their debut EP Sea of Lies. Endless Main delivers the usual power metal elements, yet lean more to the heavy and speed of the genre. Sprinklings of synthesizers appear in every song, and sometimes in solo (Only Once and Revenge for example) performance. But the highlight is likely the guitar work, feisty and roaring stuff throughout and notable on Home, Revenge, and Shared Hopes of Romance. Generally, the arrangements are moderate between typical and intriguing, possibly a promise of more progressive metal to be add in future releases. Actually, though typical Euro power metal, the music is the strength of Sea of Lies.
The same cannot be said of Michal Sepetka's vocals, which aren't terribly interesting or pleasant. Then some growling death vocals are thrown about, in a small way on Angels and Demons and larger in Revenge. The latter song speaks also to a conundrum: Revenge sounds as if it wants to be extreme metal. With the prevalence of death vocals and thrash riffage working with the melody, one wonders if Endless Main wants to be some variant of a melodic death metal.
Generally, if good intentions, in terms of sound musicianship and song composition for the power metal genre, were everything, then Endless Main is on the precipice of success. However, even the most self-assured European power metal fan may say they have heard this before. But, visit their Myspace profile and judge for yourself.
Generally, if good intentions, in terms of sound musicianship and song composition for the power metal genre, were everything, then Endless Main is on the precipice of success. However, even the most self-assured European power metal fan may say they have heard this all before.
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