Parents, this is what happens when you let your kids grow up listening to bands like Manowar, they turn into raging Metal Maniacs.
At first glance (and listen) you might think this is just another Power Metal band, but when you look closer they have two female guitarist and two lead singers. Ursula Zanichelli and Jasmin Pabst do a commendable job. I can think of another band with women guitarists (other than all-female bands). Tim “Tetzel” Wagner (Asenblut) carries the lower end vocals, that are cleanly sung, and Antonio Calanna has the high end covered.
It’s a great mix that sounds closer to Sabaton or Battle Beast than Manowar, but it’s “All Metal” for sure. It’s surprisingly full of massive and memorable hooks. There’s some “folk” elements built in to the music that gives it a more “singalong” feel. But I think that’s the entire point of this band, to create an album that would sound amazing live and work a crowd into a frenzy.
They have really worked on their look and image too. Wagner is a fitness influencer and a muscular and large dude, he LOOKS Metal. Their costumes really give a nice finishing touch to the overall image they’re portraying. Some might consider them to be more “Pop” Metal, but I personally have no problem with what they’re doing after hearing the entire album. The songs are strait-forward Power Metal, but they put their own twist on it and it’s very professionally produced.
Overall I have to give them an 8 out of 10 “Flaming Fists”. Power Metal has always had some problems with originality, but that’s also part of it’s appeal, you know what you’re getting. I thought perhaps Wagner’s voice was used a little too much at times, but for others it might not be enough. If you’re into the traditional Metal you can’t go wrong here.
Tim “Tetzel” Wagner- Vocals
Antonio Calanna- Vocals
Ursula Zanichelli – Guitar
Jasmin Pabst – Guitar
Florian Toma – Bass Guitar