Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gloryful - Ocean Blade



Album:Ocean Blade


Date Released:June 10 2014



01. Hiring The Dead
02. El Mare, E Libertad
03. Ocean Blade
04. The Master’s Hands
05. Cradle Of Heroes
06. Black Legacy
07. All Men To The Arms
08. McGuerkin On The Bridge
09. Siren Song
10. Ocean Legacy
Genre : Metal/Prog Metal


Band Members: 

Johnny La Bomba - Lead Vocals, 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Jens „Shredmaster JB“ Basten - Lead And Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Vittorio Papotto - Lead And Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Daniel Perl - Bass, Backing Vocals
Hartmut Stoof - Drums




Influences:Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Manowar, Dream Evil, Dio, Thin Lizzy, Running Wild




Quality & Originality:Ocean Blade is a great example of a band that thinks outside the box of what a normal heavy metal or power metal band should be. The songs keep you guessing what direction they will go next with high power and energy of heavy guitars and vocals of the best metal and thrash mixed in with amazing melodies of prog metal. The album was mixed by the legendary Dan Swanö and mastered by Powerwolfs Charles Greywolf who did a amazing job this album has a superb sound. The mystical  song writing of  Johnny La Bomba and amazing musicians that bring Gloryful together have put together a great album.


My Opinion: This album is crazy good cause I can honestly say I have never heard a band that sounds exactly like them. It is like Iced Earth, Hammerfall, Overkill, Testament, Iron Maiden, Gamma Ray all tossed into a blender and out pops Gloryful. I was hooked on this album from the first second I heard it. If you like any metal or sub genre you will find something to rock out on this release. I love how the band can be so hard and driven and then a song like Black Legacy they soften up to show the amazing song writing and hard to label mystic power this band has. This band has grown so much since there first album and ep to be a contender of the best metal bands on the planet!!!!!


Overall & Favorites:Black Legacy, Ocean Blade, Siren Song. This album demands a full on 9/10 from me cause of my ears still ringing with this mystical madness that is Glorful!!!!  

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