MYSTIC PROPHECY - Ravenlord CD
Genre: Power Metal / Thrash
Those of you into the power metal scene (present company excepted of course) will undoubtedly know this band since they've been cranking out releases for the past decade. Ravenlord is this act's seventh full length and from what I came to understand is supposedly a departure for them from the stuff they've done on past releases. What we have here is a mixture of DIO - esque melodic metal meets darkened thrash. Vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis has no problem channeling a little RDJ on the SABBATH-ian "Wings Of Destiny" or making the OZZY cover “Miracle Man” his own.
As far as the faster tracks go MYSTIC PROPHECY switch into overdrive by combining thrash and some melodic death on cuts like “Die Now”, “Damned Tonight” and “Endless Fire”. All good stuff with chunky riffs, angry vocals and solid lead work. Look to be honest with ya I think you would be hard pressed to not find something good about this one. Once you get passed the self titled opener, which is the only low point on here, then you will be amazed.