08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
01. Out Of The Ruins 02. Thunder God 03. Tears Of Babylon 04. Merlin - Legend Of The Past 05. Resurrection Day 06. Under The Spell Of The Moon 07. Dark Obsession 08. The Darkness 09. Remember! 10. Ludwig II - Prologue 11. The Shadowking 12. Merlin - Requiem 13. Kingdom Of Madness 14. A Perfect Day
Freedom Call is that guy that has just had sex for the first time. Their whole outlook on life has changed, they bask in their freedom to do as they like and are able to take a step back and chill. Legend Of The Shadowking is like no Freedom Call album before it.
The band have thrown caution to the wind and given us something genuinely interesting that has clearly had a lot of thought put into it. Legend Of The Shadowking is Freedom Call feeling the freedom, and is the most diverse, colourful, and cheesy work the band has ever put out.
Better album then the last one was! Brilliant power metal from first song to last but those intros on this album: Why the hell those are in there Theyre so boring and they dont have anything special on them.
This album for me, finally placed Freedom Call in the premier league of power metal bands. "Eternity" was a great album, and I love it a lot. But apart from that one album, they've always promised far more then they've delivered. I honestly didnt think they had it in them to make another great album, and especially not to top it. But thats exactly what they've done with Legend Of The Shadowking! FC have always lived in the shadow of Dan Zimmermann's other band, Gamma Ray, but for once, GR have been overshadowed by FC. As their latest album is not as good as FC's latest. It sounds like what they should have followed up ''Eternity" with. The sound is similar, but it sounds bigger, more ambitious, and expands on that great sound to create a really awesome album. After so many years of being a 2nd rate power metal band, FC have finally arrived! Hopefully there is more great stuff to come from them. I love this album a lot, so far its my power metal album of the year!