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Of Rage And War

France Country of Origin: France

Of Rage And War

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Release Date: 2012
Genre: Heavy
2. Rebirth
3. Witchhammer
4. Struggle Within
5. Black Visions
6. Kill The Deceiver
7. Raven In A Blackened Sky
8. Legions Of Steel

Review by JD on May 31, 2012.

I hit the play button on the music player on my computer, already having brought up the album I am suppose to review. I had no real information to go on with this band called Elvenstorm but I had this sort of feeling that I would have loads of information after it played. The music started, and I was floored.

Hailing from France, Elvenstorm comes right at you with a no nonsense metal attack that is inspiring as it is rocking. Taking their inspiration from Traditional Old School Metal and a little from the European Power Metal, they step on the global metal stage to fight for their rights to rock. Right off the bat, the intense melodies, bold catchiness and credible heaviness leap out and grab... the journey begins... this band is your ticket to a musical adventure..

Songs such as the mid tempo pounding of 'Rebirth' to the mind melting 'Kill The Deceiver' show off the majesty of this band. Lead singer Laura Ferreux is brilliant with the powerful restraint of every word she utters. She is not vocally weak, but she does not bowl you over with her singing either, blending finesse with power that moves the music - the results are amazing, and blends well with the old school heaviness the rest of the band brings.

I love this band, and I see them really taking the metal world by ‘storm’ (could not resist that pun). The album needed a few tweaks in the recording department but considering that this is the first full album for them, this is beyond impressive. Buy, listen, drink beer and enjoy. My prescription for a hell of a good time. Listen to Dr. JD here... this album will heal you - and is guaranteed to kill rappers. Er... bacteria.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 8.5
Production: 7 (needs minor work)
Originality: 8
Overall: 9

Rating: 8.3 ouy of 10