Metalium returns with their seventh epic installment of heavy/power metal, 'Incubus.' Honestly, I have not been a huge fan of Metalium only because, in the past, there has been a huge portion of monotony in their works. However, I found their latest work to be quite striking. This is not generic German power metal anymore. It seems that more traditional heavy metal elements weigh in here than ever before. And, can I say it, there is a small sense of prog metal here and there. In the end, Metalium gives you what they know best: gigantic and glorious power metal.
Several things should be noted. First, Henning Basse (born the year I graduated from high school) has never sounded better: there is a better versatility in his vocals than in previous works. The production is outstanding, clear and crisp. Finally, the band gels well as an overpowering unit of metal masters. Take note of the following tracks, all of which are very good: 'Resurrection,' Incubus,' 'Never Die' where Basse really delivers, and also 'At Armageddon,' power, intensity, and epic metal.
I know Metalium has a host of great and loyal fans across Europe. They should be enthralled by 'Incubus.' It rivals an contribution by their peers or current upstarts. This is blistering power metal from a solid band who knows their craft. Very recommended.
- Craig Hartranft
Having been an ambivalent fan in the past, I am truly impressed by Metalium's latest work. 'The Incubus' delivers the goods: intense German power metal with more trends toward traditional metal. This is a very good work!