|Primal Fear Seven Seals||Nuclear Blast|
Primal Fear has often taken a back seat to Mat Sinner's main project Sinner. But they have always produced memorable records – this is already studio album number six!|
Their last album Devil's Ground was good, but this is great. For me, Seven Seals is the best record from the band to date.
It is the combination of a superior sound, some great songs and as always - great performances. All the necessary elements have aligned to make this another must buy for fans of European melodic metal. What a year it has been for metal fans.
Seven Seals features a monster sound – produced by the band themselves, but mixed to perfection by the legendary Mike Fraser. He actually commenced mixing this the day after completing work on Journey's Generations record.
The band seems more energized than ever and backed with some very strong songs have made a record that will sit high upon the best of the year metal charts.
Demons & Angels is a furiously paced introduction to the album, with a menacing vocal driven by that unmistakable double kick drum fury.
But it gets better – Rollercoaster is even more gritty, with a huge crunching guitar riff Masterplan fans will love.
The speed and mood changes for the super intense mid-tempo Seven Seals which features one of the best lead vocals and best choruses I have heard from the guys.
Other highlights include the epic and somewhat progressive Diabolus; the anthemic hard rocker All For One and the metal brilliance of Question Of Honour.
Another highlight is the closing track, with sees the band slow it down a little, but up the intensity with added orchestration for a mid-tempo metal ballad In Memory.
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