Power metallers Stratovarius have released previews from all of the tracks on their upcoming new album Nemesis, which will be officially released tomorrow, February 22nd in Europe via earMUSIC as a standard 11-track edition as well as a 13 track special edition and vinyl and February 26th in North America through Armoury Records. For now, you can get an exclusive first listen to the new songs on the video below.
You can also listen to a previously released full new song, "Halcyon Days", over here.
03. Stand My Ground
04. Halcyon Days
06. Out Of The Fog
07. Castles In The Air
09. One Must Fall
10. If The Story Is Over
My Fav are Unbreakable, Halcyon Days, Dragons, If the Story is Over, Nemesis and Stand my Ground.
It is a great album (8.3) with fresh ideas and a more Progressive approach but i have to be sincere, Matias solos are nothing out of this planet and i know the Timo Tolkki's formula has been over used and there is nothing fresh about it but this Strato will never be the one of the 90s although many fans at the Strato forum are saying that this album is their best, well not for me but it is just my opinion.
PS: i will always support the band but i'm sure that there is no album that can top Episode, nevertheless, Rock On Strato cos they still have what it takes to be around.
Im a fan, the new sound is fresh and enjoyable and id rate this album a 9.0 its a pretty good album, but i find some parts need improvement, for instance, id love to see change in timos vocals and lyrics, to me they just end up sounding very strained (its improved since tolkki was kicked out) but nonetheless would need attention. I think that there is nothing wrong with this record and its a valiant success, but timos lyrics are a tad bland and seem to use the same words repeatedly.