Freedom Call needs no introduction. The German metal band has been on the cusp and at the lead of both European and Teutonic power metal for nearly 20 years. With their ninth studio album, Master Of Light, they don't appear to be slowing down either.
One thing you're properly guaranteed of with any Freedom Call album is that it will epic and bombastic. The band does nothing half way or without momentous enthusiasm. The methodical elements of Freedom Call's power metal are self-evident once more. There's massive twin guitar riffage, yet in harmony and leading to blistering solos. This is emboldened and strengthened by the pummeling rhythm section which keeps the pace brisk and rushing along. Yet, perhaps the most significant element of any Freedom Call song is their equally massive vocal arrangements, which can be simply described as melodic heavy metal choral arrangements.
Add all these things up and they're found in songs like the heavy metal call to arms Metal Is For Everyone, the stirring and anthemic metal ballad Cradle Of Angels, or the basic blistering power metal speed of Kings Rise And Fall and A World Beyond. Yet two additional songs should be mentioned, Rock The Nation and High Up Both songs turn more upon a rock groove then pure power metal, and deliver quintessential Freedom Call catchy refrains.
All in all, Master Of Light is everything you know and love about Freedom Call: pure, epic and outrageous, melodic power metal. Recommended.
Master Of Light is everything you know and love about Freedom Call: pure, epic and outrageous, melodic power metal. Recommended.
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