|Review: Enfarce - Superhero Diaries - Part I|
|Superhero Diaries - Part I|
Year released: 2014
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: September 1, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Superhero Diaries - Part I
Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)
Hailing from Finland, the Power Metal band Enfarce sprung into existence from a prior band called Enforce. Not much is mentioned about the reason for the name change on either the band's website or Facebook page and, going by the new name as well as the debut album title, Superhero Diaries - Part 1, it is safe to assume they aren't taking themselves or their music too seriously. The lyrics deal with a hero from a distant galaxy (Steel Enforcer) who comes to Earth to save humanity from evil. Not exactly the most original theme but this IS Power Metal, after all. Musically, we are talking flowery Power Metal (and anyone who reads my reviews knows I don't mean that in a negative way) with high, clear vocals, crisp lead guitar work and supporting keyboards. The band quotes Gamma Ray and Stratovarius as influences but I hear Celesty and Kaledon as much as those other bands. There isn't a lot of originality in the songwriting either so, combined with the well-worn lyrical themes, Superhero Diaries - Part 1 is an album you've heard many times before. Enfarce play well and flash some promise but as of right now, they aren't memorable enough to be much more than a face in the crowd.
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