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Review: At the Dawn - The Battle to Come
At the Dawn
The Battle to Come

Label: Underground Symphony
Year released: 2019
Duration: 48:0-2
Tracks: 11
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: May 25, 2019
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Readers Rating
The Battle to Come

Rated 4.13/5 (82.5%) (16 Votes)

This is my first time hearing these Italians, who have released three albums so far, and while I'm not in any way impressed with the album, it definitely has personality and catchiness, two essential qualities for a power metal band. The Battle to Come offers an interesting mix between Euro power metal and a more melodic metal approach.

There are some passages that reminded me of what Serious Black is used to doing, especially on songs like "Viper of the Sands," as the guitar tones and the overall atmosphere are both musically appealing to a casual power metal listener—by means of being accessible rhythm-wise—and complex enough to transpose the band's ideas.

It's when these dudes go epic that they sound the best, notably at the choirs on the choruses and at the background elements—the keyboard lines have a strong role here but are not prominent enough to become protagonists. The vocals could be better, and the lyrics are cliché, but this is not a problem in the long run. All in all, this is a very good display of a semi-sugarless Euro power album, although never extraordinary; definitely recommended for power metal fans.

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